a: Amygdala ~
b: the hub of a wheel

What: "The amygdala is like the hub of a wheel. It receives low level inputs from sensory-specific regions of the thalamus, higher level information from sensory-specific cortex, and still higher level (sensory independent) information about the general situation from the hippocampus formation. Through such connections, the amygdala is able to process the emotional significance of individual stimuli as well as complex situations. The amygdala is, in essence, involved in the appraisal of emotional meaning. It is where trigger stimuli do their triggering." J. LeDoux, The Emotional Brain. New York, 1996. pp.168-9

Writer: J. LeDoux
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Oct 17 2013 10:20 AM

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