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Denoting the cerebellar tonsil, as well as the lymphatic tonsils (pharyngeal, palatine, lingual, laryngeal, and tubal).

Origin: L. Fr. G. Amygdale, almond; in Mediev. & mod. L., a tonsil

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Re: Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment

... watching to early death. Viewers enter a trace-like state within minutes. The motion goes under awareness to the Limbic system where the Amygdala responds to a perceived threat keying the adrenals to release epinephrine ready for 'fight or flight'. Then 'relaxed' watching TV, the Epinephrine ...

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by wript
Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:51 am
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment
Replies: 45
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Re: electric shock and memory

It affects short-term memory because it is stored as transient neural excitations in the hippocampus or amygdala (for emotional memory). Long-term memory, on the other hand, is stored in some form of synaptic plasticity, such as long-term potentiation or long-term depression ...

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by aptitude
Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:06 am
Forum: Physiology
Topic: electric shock and memory
Replies: 9
Views: 10942

using your brain?

The various structures of the brain: medulla, reticular formation, thalamus, cerebellum, hippocampus, amygdala, hypothalamus, and the cerebral cortex, including the frontal lobe, occipital lobe, parietal lobe, and temporal lobe. To reinforce the interactive functions of these ...

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by tomkkk
Wed Sep 29, 2010 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: using your brain?
Replies: 2
Views: 2659

Chemically or Surgically Tame wild animals

... I am currently doing a paper for my university. I am wondering if it is possible to Surgically or Chemically tame a wild animal. I know that the amygdala controls fear and emotions, and that hormones also play an important role in behavior. I would like to know if any one here has any insights ...

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by sweb
Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chemically or Surgically Tame wild animals
Replies: 2
Views: 1334

Splice modification in mouse brains

... splicing, this was sufficient to ameliorate behavioral abnormalities of the mdx mice. RT-PCR of mRNA isolated from (mostly) the cerebral cortex, amygdala and hippocampus predominantly revealed the wild-type band with exons 22-23-24, though dystrophin transcripts missing exon 23 and others missing ...

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by jonmoulton
Tue Oct 21, 2008 2:59 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Splice modification in mouse brains
Replies: 0
Views: 1820
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