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domenica 27 dicembre 2015

# s-brain-behav: charitable amigdala

<< The amygdala, a small structure at the front end of the brain’s temporal lobe, has long been associated with negative behaviors generally, and specifically with fear >>

Steve Chang et al. << shows this collection of nuclei can also influence positive social functions like kindness and what might be called charitable giving in humans >>

http://www.upenn.edu/pennnews/news/kindness-charitable-behavior-influenced-amygdala-penn-research-reveals

Steve W. C. Chang, Nicholas A. Fagan, et al. Neural mechanisms of social decision-making in the primate amygdala. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2015; 201514761 DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1514761112

http://m.pnas.org/content/early/2015/12/09/1514761112

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