Behavioral Neuroscience Ch. 11 Emotion Emotion consists of behavioral (muscular movements), autonomic (facilitate behaviors, provide quick mobilization) and hormonal (reinforcing autonomic responses) components FEAR Integration of fear is controlled by amygdala Medial nucleus: group of subnuclei of amygdala that receives sensory input, including info about presence of odors and pheromones, and relays it to medial basal forebrain and hypothalamus Lateral nucleus (LN): in amygdala, receives sensory info from neocortex, thalamus and hippocampus and send projections to basal, accessory basal and central nucleus of amygdala Central nucleus (CE): region of amygdala that receives info from basal, lateral basal and accessory basal nuclei and sends projections to a wide variety of regions in brain; involved in emotional responses esp. those provoked by aversive stimuli Conditioned emotional response: classically conditioned response that occurs when a
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