That suggests that “the amygdala is quite sensitive to the quality of maternal care,” says Lupien.
Psychopaths lack fear, conscience, and morality—functions critically subserved by the amygdala.
His aorta and amygdala do not receive this information by automatic transfer.
"the tonsils," 1540s (amygdal), from Latin, from Greek amygdale "almond" (see almond). The anatomical use is as a direct translation of Arabic al-lauzatani "the two tonsils," literally "the two almonds," so called by Arabic physicians for fancied resemblance. From early 15c. as amygdales "tonsils;" as "almonds" from mid-12c.
amygdala a·myg·da·la (ə-mĭg'də-lə)
n. pl. a·myg·da·lae (-lē)
An almond-shaped mass of gray matter in the front part of the temporal lobe of the cerebrum. Also called amygdaloid nucleus.
The cerebellar tonsil.
Any of the lymphatic tonsils.