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Amygdala and Emotional Learning

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The amygdala is part of the limbic system, and it is located deep within the medial temporal lobes of the human brain. The amygdala has been suggested to play a role in emotion, decision-making and memory processing. Some scientists have claimed that amygdala supports emotional learning and emotional memory.

Which of the following statements can be considered as evidence to support their claim? Select ALL that apply.

A

Neurons within the amygdala are activated during the encoding of emotional information.

B

Greater neuronal activation in the amygdala increases the likelihood of retrieving that emotional information later on.

C

Patients with amygdala damage have impaired emotional learning.

D

The amygdala has bi-directional connections with the hippocampus.