The Amygdala: A Functional Analysis

Hardcover | September 15, 2000

EditorJohn Aggleton

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The amygdala is a central component of the limbic brain system and is known to be vital to understanding aspects of emotion, memory and social behaviour. Dysfunction of the structure is also thought to contribute to a variety of disorders, including autism, Alzheimer's Disease andschizophrenia. The nature of its contribution to these fundamental aspects of behaviour and cognition, and its relationship with other regions of the brain has remained elusive. However, since Aggleton's first book on the subject - The Amygdala: Neurobiological Aspects of Emotion, Memory, andMental Dysfunction (1992) - there have been major advances in our understanding of the processes involved and a dramatic rise in the volume of research. Scientists are now able to define its contribution in an increasingly precise manner. Leading experts from around the world have contributedchapters to this comprehensive and unique review, describing current thinking on this enigmatic brain structure. This is a book for all those with an interest in the neural basis of emotion and memory.

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The amygdala is a central component of the limbic brain system and is known to be vital to understanding aspects of emotion, memory and social behaviour. Dysfunction of the structure is also thought to contribute to a variety of disorders, including autism, Alzheimer's Disease andschizophrenia. The nature of its contribution to these...

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Format:HardcoverPublished:September 15, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Aggleton and Saunders: The amygdala - what's happened in the last decade2. Pitkanen: Connectivity of the rat amygdaloid complex3. Chapman and Chattarji: Synaptic plasticity in the amygdala4. Weiss: Plasticity in the amygdala and kindling5. File: The amygdala: anxiety and benzopdiazepines6. Davis: The role of the amygdala in conditioned and unconditioned fear and anxiety7. LeDoux: The amygdala and emotion: a view through fear8. Gallagher: The amygdala and associative learning9. Lamprecht and Dudai: The amygdala in conditioned taste aversion: it's there, but where10. Everitt et al: Differential involvement of amygdala subsystems in appetitive conditioning and drug addiction11. Amygdala: role in modulation of memory storage: 12. Cahill: Modulation of long-term memory in humans by emotional arousal: adrenergic activation and the amygdala13. Rolls: Neurophysiology and functions of the primate amygdala and the neural basis of emotion14. Barton and Aggleton: Primate evolution and the amygdala15. Bachevalier: The amygdala, social behaviour and autism16. Baxter and Murray: Reinterpreting the behavioural effects of amygdala lesions in nonhuman primates17. Easton and Gaffan: Amygdala and the memory of reward: the importance of fibres of passage from the basal forebrain18. Adolphs and Tranel: Emotion, recognition and the human amygdala19. Dolan: Functional neuroimaging of the amygdala during emotional processing and learning20. The amygdala and Alzheimer's disease: