Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Amygdala: The Area Of Our Brains Hardwired To React To Animals

Whether our reaction is affection at the sight of a cute kitten, revulsion when we see a cockroach, or fear of a snake, our reaction to animals is hardwired into our brains. the amygdala is the region of the brain, with lobes in both the right and left hemispheres, that processes our emotions. In a study researchers discovered that only the neurons in the right amygdala responded when subjects were shown a variety of images of animals, whether cute, frightening or disgusting. The team believe this reaction stems from our distant evolutionary past when we were both predators and prey and our brains evolved to respond quickly to animals.

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