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One, their amygdalas are on average smaller than ordinary people’s.
In studies using rats, muscimol was infused into parts of the amygdala, a brain region that is known to process emotional fear memories in humans.
The scans also showed that the amygdala (involved in anxiety, fear, and stress) got smaller.
Severe CTE was defined as tau clusters and several other degenerative abnormalities affecting not only the cortex, but deeper brain structures including the hippocampus, the amygdala, and the brain stem.
Another observation involves the amygdala, the portion of the brain associated with emotions.
Research shows that a half-minute or more of this kind of breathing slows one’s heart rate, lowers cortisol (a primary stress hormone), reigns in the amygdala (fear center in brain) and calms an agitated mind.
Someone with an undersize or underactive amygdala may not be able to feel empathy or refrain from violence.
The amygdala and hippocampus, two clumps of gray matter that help govern our moods and emotions, shrink as well.
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Origin and Etymology of amygdala
First Known Use: 1845See Words from the same year
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