Case studies - Agression

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Amygdala
a brain structure thought to be involved in aggression
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Limbic system
an area of the brain involved in emotions needed for survival (fear and aggression)
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Animal studies and amygdala
removing amygdala makes animal calm but damage to the area may cause increase levels of aggression.
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Charles Whitman
a tumour pressing against his amygdala
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Ethical reasons
cannot purposefully damage human brains to see if amygdala results in aggression
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Hormones
chemicals produced by the human body that send signals to organs around the body via the bloodstream
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an area of the brain involved in emotions needed for survival (fear and aggression)

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Limbic system

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removing amygdala makes animal calm but damage to the area may cause increase levels of aggression.

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a tumour pressing against his amygdala

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cannot purposefully damage human brains to see if amygdala results in aggression

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