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The Amygdala

A Discrete Multitasking Manager

Edited by Barbara Ferry

Centre de Recherche en Neurosciences de Lyon, Université Claude Bernard

Among the components of the limbic system, the amygdala is a fascinating structure that is involved in the processes of liking and disliking and in the ways our emotions drive our actions and affect the strength of our memories. Combined with new conceptual breakthroughs, the very latest data obtained by leading world experts in amygdala function that are reviewed in this book have helped to understand how the amygdala contribute to these processes and also to a variety of neurological and neuropsychiatric pathologies. Of course, due to the rate of research advancement, all the chapters presented here correspond to precise questions addressed by experts using highly specific techniques. Therefore, each chapter should be viewed as pieces of a puzzle that represent all the different research areas that have to be taken into consideration in discussing the role of the amygdala in emotion and memory. 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 mechanisms underlying emotional learning and memory, we hope it will also help to stimulate discussion on the functional role of the amygdala and connected brain structures in these mechanisms.

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The AmygdalaA Discrete Multitasking ManagerEdited by Barbara Ferry

Published: December 19th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2973

ISBN: 978-953-51-0908-2

Copyright year: 2012

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40298 Total Chapter Downloads

9 Crossref Citations

18 Web of Science Citations

49 Dimensions Citations

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1. Amygdala and Emotional Learning in Vertebrates – A Comparative Perspective

By Juan Pedro Vargas, Juan Carlos López and Manuel Portavella

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2. Neuroimaging of the Amygdala: Quantitative Mechanistic Approach

By Miguel Ángel Bertoni

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3. The Role of the Amygdala in Anxiety Disorders

By Gina L. Forster, Andrew M. Novick, Jamie L. Scholl and Michael J. Watt

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4. Cellular Mechanisms in the Amygdala Involved in Memory of Fear Conditioning

By Ryong-Moon Shin

2411

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5. The Role of Norepinephrine in Amygdala Dependent Fear Learning and Memory

By Sodikdjon A. Kodirov

2718

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6. Auditory Fear Circuits in the Amygdala – Insights from Computational Models

By Satish S. Nair

1740

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7. Amygdala Strengthening of Cortical Memory Representations

By Candice M. Chavez, James L. McGaugh and Norman M. Weinberger

932

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8. Role of Norepinephrine in Modulating Inhibitory Avoidance Memory Storage: Critical Involvement of the Basolateral Amygdala

By Barbara Ferry and Gina L. Quirarte

1634

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9. The Insular Cortex and the Amygdala: Shared Functions and Interactions

By Rodrigo Moraga-Amaro and Jimmy Stehberg

3585

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10. Amygdala and Taste Learning

By Andrés Molero Chamizo

1489

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11. Amygdalar Models of Neurological and Neuropsychiatric Disorders

By Trevor H. Gilbert

1149

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12. Amygdala, Childhood Adversity and Psychiatric Disorders

By Xiaodan Yan

4186

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13. Traumatic Experiences Disrupt Amygdala – Prefrontal Connectivity

By Dong Hoon Oh

4146

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14. The Irritable Bowel Syndrome: How Stress Can Affect the Amygdala Activity and the Brain-Gut Axis

By Bruno Bonaz, Sonia Pellissier, Valérie Sinniger, Didier Clarençon, André Peinnequin and Frédéric Canini

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15. Amygdala in Alzheimer's Disease

By Shira Knafo

2640

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16. The Ventral Striatopallidum and Extended Amygdala in Huntington Disease

By Elisabeth Petrasch-Parwez, Hans-Werner Habbes, Marlen Löbbecke-Schumacher, Carsten Saft and Jennifer Niescery

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