Brain and Emotion Researchers in England say a tiny brain structure called the amygdala is crucial for the perception of fear. The researchers showed subject pictures of people with various emotional expressions. When the expression was fearful...a brain scanning device showed that the amygdala was particularly activated. NPR's Michelle Trudeau reports.
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Researchers in England say a tiny brain structure called the amygdala is crucial for the perception of fear. The researchers showed subject pictures of people with various emotional expressions. When the expression was fearful...a brain scanning device showed that the amygdala was particularly activated. NPR's Michelle Trudeau reports.