amygdalae amygdalae


  • (n) an almond-shaped neural structure in the anterior part of the temporal lobe of the cerebrum; intimately connected with the hypothalamus and the hippocampus and the cingulate gyrus; as part of the limbic system it plays an important role in motivation and emotional behavior


  • One party's amygdalae gets primed by proximity even as the other party's amygdalae submit to a more primal force: the need to procreate.
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