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The Amygdala

Where Emotions Shape Perception, Learning and Memories

Edited by Barbara Ferry

Claude Bernard University Lyon 1, France

The amygdala is a central component of the limbic system, which is known to play a critical role in emotional processing of learning and memory. Over these last 20 years, major advances in techniques for examining brain activity greatly helped the scientific community to determine the nature of the contribution of the amygdala to these fundamental aspects of cognition. Combined with new conceptual breakthroughs, research data obtained in animals and humans have also provided major insights into our understanding of the processes by which amygdala dysfunction contributes to various brain disorders, such as autism or Alzheimer's disease. Although the primary goal of this book is to inform experts and newcomers of some of the latest data in the field of brain structures involved in the mechanisms underlying emotional learning and memory, we hope it will also help stimulate discussion on the functional role of the amygdala and connected brain structures in these mechanisms.

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The AmygdalaWhere Emotions Shape Perception, Learning and MemoriesEdited by Barbara Ferry

Published: July 5th 2017

DOI: 10.5772/63124

ISBN: 978-953-51-3250-9

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-3249-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4757-2

Copyright year: 2017

Books open for chapter submissions

25988 Total Chapter Downloads

24 Crossref Citations

20 Web of Science Citations

47 Dimensions Citations


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1. Human Amygdala in Sensory and Attentional Unawareness: Neural Pathways and Behavioural Outcomes

By Matteo Diano, Alessia Celeghin, Arianna Bagnis and Marco Tamietto


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2. Inner Design Technology: Improved Affect by Quadrato Motor Training

By Patrizio Paoletti, Joseph Glicksohn and Tal Dotan Ben-Soussan


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3. Amygdala and Jaw Movements: A Hodological Review

By Yukihiko Yasui


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4. Looping Circuits: Amygdalar Function and Interaction with Other Brain Regions

By Diana Peterson


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5. Brain Activity During Autobiographical Retrieval Is Modulated by Emotion and Vividness: Informing the Role of the Amygdala

By Patricia J. Bauer, Jennifer Strafford Stevens, Anaïs F. Stenson, Theodore Waters and Felicia L. Jackson


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6. Revisiting the Role of the Amygdala in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

By Gina L. Forster, Raluca M. Simons and Lee A. Baugh


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7. The Amygdala and Anxiety

By Sergio Linsambarth, Rodrigo Moraga-Amaro, Daisy Quintana- Donoso, Sebastian Rojas and Jimmy Stehberg


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8. The Role of the Amygdala in Regulating the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis

By Joseph Weidenfeld and Haim Ovadia


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9. The Key Role of the Amygdala in Stress

By Diego Andolina and Antonella Borreca


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10. Amygdala and Emotional Modulation of Multiple Memory Systems

By Jarid Goodman, Christa McIntyre and Mark G. Packard


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11. Computational Models of the Amygdala in Acquisition and Extinction of Conditioned Fear

By Guoshi Li


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12. The Human Amygdaloid Complex: Cellular Architecture and Dopaminergic Innervation

By María García‐Amado and Lucía Prensa


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13. The Key Amygdala-Hippocampal Dialogue for Adaptive Fear Memory

By Aline Desmedt


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14. The Contribution of the Amygdala to Reward-Related Learning and Extinction

By Rose Chesworth and Laura Corbit


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