I might suggest the following
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hemispheric lateralization of
primary and social emotions: Implications for
developing a comprehensive
neurology for emotions, repression and the
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Ross ED: Hemispheric specialization for
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language and communication and the cognitive
control of display
behaviors in humans. Progress in Brain
Research 107:583-594, 1996.
Roger A. Brumback, M.D.
David Ross Boyd
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Department of Pathology
Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
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Subject: [evol-psych] Amygdala and emotion
I'm an anthropologist trying to educate myself
on some recent trends in neurology and cognition. I have now encountered quite a
lot of material about the amygdala and its supposed role in the governing of
emotion. The problem for me is that there seems to be very little discussion of
how this actually works. If there is going to be an endocrinal mechanism
underlying emotional response, it would be helpful for me to get some background
on the neuro-physiology of the whole matter. Can anyone lend a hand and provide
me with a brief account of this mechanism, or refer me to an explanation in
If this question is just too, too elementary for this list,
perhaps some kind soul could email me off line.
William O. Beeman
Department of Anthropology
Providence, RI 02912
Tel: (401) 863-3251; Fax: (401) 863-7588email: William_Beeman@...