Neatorama Posts Tagged "amygdala"
Teenagers Develop Specialized Brain Cells for Flirting...

Photo: Africa Rising/Shutterstock...  ...w cells made during puberty had been added to the amygdala - the part of the brain which influences communic...  ...doctoral student in neuroscience, said: "The amygdala plays an important role in helping the brain make...  ...e brain make sense of social cues. In hu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/06/08/Teenagers-Develop-Specialized-Brain-Cells-for-Flirting/
Why Rational People Buy Into Conspiracy Theories...

You don't have to be crazy to believe in conspirac...  ...ol, sparked by the region of the brain called the amygdala . Economic recessions, terrorist attacks and natu...  ...s and uncertainty, a part of the brain called the amygdala kicks into action. Paul Whalen, a scientist at Da...  ...a scientist at Dartmou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/22/Why-Rational-People-Buy-Into-Conspiracy-Theories/
Science Puts Fear in Fearless Person's Heart...

Fearless? Not if science can help it! Sc...  ...fearless. But first, let's talk about the amygdala , a small almond-shaped structure deep i...  ...atients with Urbach-Wiethe disease have atrophied amygdalas , and as a result, they experience no fe...  ...rson:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/04/Science-Puts-Fear-in-Fearless-Persons-Heart/
Why We Have Personal Space...

Image: WebHamster/Wikimedia...  ...close? Blame your brain! Turns out, the amygdala , the brain region that governs fear, is activated...  ...are constructed and monitored by the amygdala , the brain region involved in fear. &quo...  ...brain region involved in fear. "The *stro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/08/why-we-have-personal-space/
Does Facebook Make Your Brain Bigger?...

Maybe. Parts of your brain, anyhow....  ...temporal gyrus, entorhinal cortex and amygdalae . The research, from University College...  ...ho are more social in general tend to have larger amygdalae than their peers, but that those who...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/22/does-facebook-make-your-brain-bigger/
The Woman Who Knows No Fear...

Imagine living without fear - and I mean any fear....  ...That's what happened to a woman called S.M. whose amygdala was damaged by a disease. She's the fascinating s...  ...prepared for a physiological response because the amygdala has been taken out of the loop."Link

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/12/19/the-woman-who-knows-no-fear/
Enlarged Amygdala: The Cause of Autism?

Scientists are one step closer to finding the caus...  ...autism have enlarged area of the brain called the amygdala : "We believe that children with autism have...  ...he latter part of the first year of life, it [the amygdala ] begins to grow in kids with autism. And this stu...  ...lead study author Dr....

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/05/06/enlarged-amygdala-the-cause-of-autism/
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