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Hunger

Hunger

Photo by Tristan Colangelo on Unsplash What is hunger Hunger is, different from what many of us could imagine, partly a learned phenomena. Think for example of how many of us don’t feel hungry the moment we wake up, and how this changes once we start seeing cues that remind us of breakfast. Or how even though  not much time has passed since our last meal, we start feeling »hungry» as lunchtime  and dinnertime arrive. It isn’t only because too…

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The amygdala and the price of jumping to conclussions

The amygdala and the price of jumping to conclussions

  The Amygdala Photo by jesse orrico on Unsplash The amygdala or basolateral amygdala is a part of the brain that obtains input from our sensory organs. This region is known to be related to the state of vigilance, as well as to anxiety and fear. In this article we will discuss its role in pain, disgust and pattern recognition. The amygdala and pattern recognition The  input received by the amygdala  can follow 2 paths. 1) It can go through…

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