Insights into the Amygdala: Structure, Functions and Implications for Disorders


Deniz Yilmazer-Hanke (Editor)
Department of Anatomy and Biosciences Institute, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

Series: Neuroanatomy Research at the Leading Edge
BISAC: MED056000

The amygdala is a brain region that has attracted the interest of many researchers. This book focuses on various aspects of amygdala structure and function, and provides insights into their role in disorders. Topics discussed include the evolution of the amygdala from fish through amphibians, reptiles and birds to mammals; the role of the serotonergic system in amygdala-related behaviors and the impact of histaminergic, cholinergic and endocannabinoid systems on memory formation; the role of the central and medial nuclei, two major output centers of the amygdala, in the regulation of autonomic and somatic responses is highlighted from a clinical perspective; and the interaction of the amygdala with the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis, as well as the importance of the central amygdaloid corticotrophin-releasing factor (CRF) system in the regulation of stress-responses and in addiction, are analyzed. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

(Deniz M. Yilmazer-Hanke, Creighton University School of Medicine, Biomedical Sciences Department, Omaha, NE 68178, USA)

1. Evolution of the Amygdala
(Laura Bruce, Creighton University School of Medicine, Biomedical Sciences Department, Omaha, NE 68178, USA)

2. Role of the amygdalar serotonergic system in emotional regulation and disorders
(Takeshi Izumi, Takayuki Yoshida and Mitsuhiro Yoshioka, Department of Neuropharmacology, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan; Masahiko Watanabe, Department of Anatomy, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan)

3. Functional and chronological assessment of basolateral amygdala function in consolidation, reconsolidation and extinction of conditioned fear responses: Interaction of histaminergic, cholinergic and endocannabinoid systems
(Elisabetta Baldi, and Corrado Bucherelli, Dept. Physiological Sciences, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy)

4. Connections of the rodent central nucleus of amygdala: A functional view.
(Deniz M. Yilmazer-Hanke, Roland Fritz, Wolfgang D’Hanis, Herbert Schwegler, and Rüdiger Linke, Institute of Anatomy, Section Neuroanatomy, Otto-von-Guericke University, D-39120 Magdeburg, Germany and others)

5. Neurotransmitter and neuropeptidergic modulation of cardiovascular responses evoked by the posterodorsal medial amygdala of adult male rats
(Edson Quagliotto, Karina R. Casali, Pedro Dal Lago and Alberto A. Rasia-Filho, Department of Basic Sciences/Physiology, Federal University of Health Sciences, R. Sarmento Leite 245, Brazil and others)

6. Amygdalar contribution to the dark side of addiction: focus on CRF
(Marisa Roberto, and George Koob, Committee on the Neurobiology of Addictive Disorders, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA,USA)

7. An integrated perspective on the role of the amygdala and bed nucleus of the stria terminalis in the regulation of stress responses
(Ana Paula Silva, João Carlos Sousa1, Osborne Francisco Xavier Almeida, Nuno Sousa and José Miguel Pêgo1, Life and Health Sciences Research Institute (ICVS), School of Health Sciences, University of Minho, Portugal and others)

8. Amygdala-hippocampal theta synchrony in learning, memory and disease
(Thomas Seidenbecher and Jörg Lesting, Institute of Physiology I, Westfälische Wilhelms-University, Münster, Germany)
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9. A chaotic memory system accelerated by an emotional model
Takashi Kuremoto, Masanao Obayashi, Kunikazu Kobayashi
(Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Yamaguchi University, Ube, Japan)

10. Listening to emotion: Auditory processing and the amygdala
(Amy Irwin, Phillip Gander, Deborah A Hall, School of Psychology, William Guild Building, Kings College, Old Aberdeen, AB24 3FX and others)
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11. The contribution of the amygdala to establishing and maintaining an autonomous self and autobiographical memory
(Hans J. Markowitsch, Angelica Staniloiu, Physiological Psychology, University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany; Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, ON, Canada)


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