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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Sander, D; Grafman, J; Zalla, T 
Title:
The human amygdala: an evolved system for relevance detection. 
Abstract:
Evidence from pioneering animal research has suggested that the amygdala is involved in the processing of aversive stimuli, particularly fear-related information. Fear is central in the evolution of the mammalian brain: it is automatically and rapidly elicited by potentially dangerous and deadly events. The view that the amygdala shares the main characteristics of modular systems, e.g. domain specificity, automaticity, and cognitive impenetrability, has become popular in neuroscience. Because of...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Rev Neurosci 
Year:
2003 
Journal volume:
14 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
303-16 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
0334-1763 
TUM Institution:
Neurologische Klinik und Poliklinik