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Vol 59, No 1 (2000)
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Published online: 2000-02-16
Submitted: 2012-02-06
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Anatomic heterogeneity of the rat amygdaloid complex

Asla Pitkänen, Esa Jolkkonen, Samuli Kemppainen
Folia Morphol 2000;59(1):1-24.

open access

Vol 59, No 1 (2000)
REVIEW ARTICLES
Published online: 2000-02-16
Submitted: 2012-02-06

Abstract

The amygdala is a nuclear complex composed of 13 nuclei and their subdivisions. Tract-tracing studies performed over the past 20 years demonstrate that each nucleus is uniquely connected with other brain areas. Consistent with anatomic heterogeneity, the functions of the amygdala vary from attention to memory to formation of emotional responses to sensory stimuli. Here, we briefly review the principles of amygdaloid neuronal wiring that underlie the computations necessary to perform such complex behavioural functions.

Abstract

The amygdala is a nuclear complex composed of 13 nuclei and their subdivisions. Tract-tracing studies performed over the past 20 years demonstrate that each nucleus is uniquely connected with other brain areas. Consistent with anatomic heterogeneity, the functions of the amygdala vary from attention to memory to formation of emotional responses to sensory stimuli. Here, we briefly review the principles of amygdaloid neuronal wiring that underlie the computations necessary to perform such complex behavioural functions.
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Keywords

amygdala; emotion; epilepsy; temporal lobe

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Title

Anatomic heterogeneity of the rat amygdaloid complex

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 59, No 1 (2000)

Pages

1-24

Published online

2000-02-16

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2000;59(1):1-24.

Keywords

amygdala
emotion
epilepsy
temporal lobe

Authors

Asla Pitkänen
Esa Jolkkonen
Samuli Kemppainen

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