What Happens When There Is Damage to the Amygdala? Center

Amygdala or corpus amygdaloideum is a pair of almond-shaped neurons (nerve cells) located deep in the brain’s medial temporal lobe (the part of the brain situated behind the temples within the skull). In humans, this is a subcortical brain structure (present deep beneath the brain surface or cortex) that has a key role in the processing of emotions and encoding memories, especially when it comes to emotional remembrances. Read more: What Happens When There Is Damage to the Amygdala? Article

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