The amygdala and its place in the cerebral hemisphere

Author: Swanson, L.W.

Description: Developmental, gene expression, connectional, and neuron morphology evidence converges to suggest that cell groups of the amygdalar region participate in at least four distinct, though interrelated, functional systems associated with differentiated corticostriatopallidal projections. The amygdala is neither a structural nor a functional unit; instead, it is a collection of adjacent cell groups in the medial temporal lobe and adjacent regions of the caudal piriform lobe that was defined on gross anatomic terms.

Subject headings: Amygdala–anatomy, histology, physiology; Animals; Functional Laterality; Humans; Models, Neurological; Telencephalon–physiology

Publication year: 2003

Journal or book title: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences

Volume: 985

Pages: 174-184

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Type: Journal Article

Serial number: 44