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Living Without an Amygdala
Living Without an Amygdala

Amaral, David G (Editor), Adolphs, Ralph (Editor)

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"An excellent book from two of the major students of the amygdala. This volume reviews, outlines, and organizes knowledge about the amygdala--the orchestrator of emotion--in a wonderfully clear and systematic fashion that brings our understanding from its solid foundation in rodents to a new level. This is a 'must read' for anyone interested in emotion and its psychological and biological consequences."--Eric Kandel, MD, Director, Kavli Institute for Brain Science; Co-Director, Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute, Columbia University

"Over the past several decades much has been learned about the role of the amygdala in behavior, mostly from studies of nonhuman animals. This volume makes a useful contribution by bringing together the current state of knowledge about the human amygdala."--Joseph E. LeDoux, PhD, Center for Neural Science and Department of Psychology, New York University

" Living without an Amygdala provides an important corrective to the popular belief that the primary function of the amygdala is to create a state of fear. The elegant research in this volume affirms the adage that ugly facts often destroy beautiful ideas, and provides neuroscientists and psychologists with a richer understanding of the amygdala."--Jerome Kagan, PhD, Department of Psychology (Emeritus), Harvard University

"This book offers a novel window into the function of the amygdala across development by interweaving controlled primate studies of amygdala lesions with detailed histories of humans who have bilateral amygdala damage. The marriage of experimental neuroscience with personal and empathic narratives results in an informative, compelling work. This book will surely become a classic for students, instructors, and researchers who study the amygdala, human fear and anxiety, and the etiology of mental disorders. It should be of much interest in courses on affective and cognitive neuroscience, as well as abnormal psychology, psychiatry, and developmental psychopathology."--Katie McLaughlin, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Washington

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