Where in the brain is it Located?
The Amygdala,is located deep within the medial temporal lobe.

What is its function?

Shown to play a key role in the processing of emotions.

This subcortial brain structure is linked to both fear responses and pleasures.


What could happen if it no longer worked properly?

Can cause anxiety , autism , depression and PTS. If we didn' t have it at

all, you'd have no response to screams, cries of help, shocking movies

or other horrific encounters.

At least 3 interesting facts about this part
  • The Amygdala is almond shaped
  • Plays a key role in binge drinking

  • Larger Amygdala better social interaction kids.jpg