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The basolateral complexes of the amygdala are a set of nuclei in the amygdaloid bodies which can be further subdivided[1][2][3] :

The centromedial nuclei are the main outputs for the basolateral complexes, and are involved in arousal in rats and cats.[2][4]


  1. Amunts K, Kedo O, Kindler M, Pieperhoff P, Mohlberg H, Shah N, Habel U, Schneider F, Zilles K (2005). Cytoarchitectonic mapping of the human amygdala, hippocampal region and entorhinal cortex: intersubject variability and probability maps. Anat Embryol (Berl) 210 (5-6): 343–52.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ben Best (2004). The Amygdala and the Emotions. URL accessed on 2007-03-15.
  3. Solano-Castiella E, Anwander A, Lohmann G, Weiss M, Docherty C, Geyer S, Reimer E, Friederici AD, Turner R (2010). Diffusion tensor imaging segments the human amygdala in vivo. Neuroimage 49 (4): 2958–65.
  4. Michael McDannald, Erin Kerfoot, Michela Gallagher, and Peter C. Holland, John Hopkins University (2005). Amygdala central nucleus function is necessary for learning but not expression of conditioned visual orienting. URL accessed on 2007-03-15.

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