Unformatted text preview: 3. The amygdala is referred to as the “Emotion Central.” It is a tiny almond-shaped structure buried deep in the temporal lobe that selectively fires nerve cells in response to emotionally laden stimuli, which makes an assessment of emotional events. According to Leboux, the amygladala may make the first crude judgment of an event’s emotional significance. 4. Social rules for displaying emotion vary culturally. For example in Japan they are taught to hold back negative emotions in public. In America it is rude to burp at the dinner table where in some cultures it is a sign to the cook that it was a delicious meal. Giving the thumbs up to someone in the United States is a positive gesture, whereas in some Middle Eastern countries it is the equivalent of giving someone the middle finger....
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- Spring '06
- Psychology, Paul Ekman, prosopagnosia