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Amygdaloid Body
Nervous System

Amygdaloid Body

Corpus amygdaloideum

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The amygdaloid body (aka amygdaloid complex, or amygdala) is a nucleus that is located deep in the medial temporal lobe of the cerebral hemisphere. It forms part of the limbic system, and has a major role in the processing and consolidation of the memory of emotional stimuli.

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The amygdala is a collection of nuclei deep in the anterior temporal lobe which receives highly processed sensory information and which has extensive, reciprocal connections with a large number of other brain structures whose function can be modulated by emotion.

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