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(amygdaloid nucleus) n. one of the basal ganglia and part of the limbic system: a roughly almond-shaped mass of grey matter deep inside each cerebral hemisphere. It has extensive connections with the olfactory system and sends nerve fibres to the hypothalamus; its functions are concerned with perception of threat, fear, learning, emotion, and memory.

Subjects: Medicine and Health — Psychology.


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