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The limbic system
the area of the brain responsible for emotions. - Looks like a wishbone. - Responsible for emotions needed for survival, such as fear and aggression.
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The amygdala
the area of the brain responsible for aggression. - Creates and recognises emotional responses. - Animal studies where the amygdala is removed have shown reduced levels of aggression.
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Cerebellum
Controls balance, movement coordination.
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Occipital Lobe
Recieves and processes visual information.
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Charles Whitman
killed his mother and wife at home, killed 14 other people (30 injured) from a tower in 1966. He was found to have a tumour pressing against his amygdala.
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King (1961)
Electrily stimulated a womans amygdala in an operation, resulting to aggressive behaviour and verbal abuse.
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the area of the brain responsible for aggression. - Creates and recognises emotional responses. - Animal studies where the amygdala is removed have shown reduced levels of aggression.

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The amygdala

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Controls balance, movement coordination.

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Recieves and processes visual information.

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killed his mother and wife at home, killed 14 other people (30 injured) from a tower in 1966. He was found to have a tumour pressing against his amygdala.

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