According to a new study, parts of the amygdala (which handles many aspects of emotion regulation) become immediately active when someone sees an animal. Scientists say the presence of these dedicated animal-spotting areas "may reflect the importance that animals held throughout our evolutionary past." I will need to…
Got a lot of friends? Thank your amygdala! A new study may shed light on how this brain structure, often associated with fear, may regulate our social lives as well.
A new study concludes that social butterflies have more active amygdalas. Emily Dickinson and Henry David Thoreau beg to differ. Or, they would, if they weren't hiding under dining room tables or in cabins in the woods.