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Faces, fear and the amygdala

Allman, John and Brothers, Leslie (1994) Faces, fear and the amygdala. Nature, 372 (6507). pp. 613-614. ISSN 0028-0836. doi:10.1038/372613a0.

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Two reports - one on page 669 of this issue, the other to appear in Brain next February - provide rare and remarkable evidence that in humans a brain structure called the amygdala participates in the perception of social signals. Both groups find that damage to the amygdala produces selective deficits in the perception of facial expression. The amygdala is roughly the size and shape of an almond nut, and lies deeply buried in the temporal lobe.

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Official Citation:Allman, J., Brothers, L. Faces, fear and the amygdala. Nature 372, 613–614 (1994).
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