Emotional states

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Emotion

Consist of: 

  • Physical state
  • Concious feeling

Combined at the AMYGDALA (See spider diagram)

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Amygdala Studies

1. Fear Conditioning in Rats

Rats with Amygdala lesions cannot be fear conditioned

2. SM Studies

SM has has a bilaterally damaged amygdala but intact hippocampus.

SM feels no fear but is conciously aware of stimuli and fear in others

3. Patient Studies

Patients with damage to different areas of the brain were shown colours, some of which were followed by a startling noise:

Lesion

None

Amygdala

Hippocampus

Both 

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Amygdala Studies

1. Fear Conditioning in Rats

Rats with Amygdala lesions cannot be fear conditioned

2. SM Studies

SM has has a bilaterally damaged amygdala but intact hippocampus.

SM feels no fear but is conciously aware of stimuli and fear in others

3. Patient Studies

Patients with damage to different areas of the brain were shown colours, some of which were followed by a startling noise:

Lesion                 Conscious fear memory              Learned fear of colour

None                                Yes                                         Yes

Amygdala                         Yes                                          No

Hippocampus                     No                                          Yes

Both                                  No                                          No

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