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The [[amygdalae]] are two small, round structures located [[anterior]] to the [[hippocampus|hippocampi]] near the [[temporal lobe|temporal]] poles. The amygdalae are involved in detecting and learning what parts of our surroundings are important and have emotional significance. They are critical for the production of emotion, and may be particularly so for negative emotions, especially [[fear]].
 
The [[amygdalae]] are two small, round structures located [[anterior]] to the [[hippocampus|hippocampi]] near the [[temporal lobe|temporal]] poles. The amygdalae are involved in detecting and learning what parts of our surroundings are important and have emotional significance. They are critical for the production of emotion, and may be particularly so for negative emotions, especially [[fear]].
   

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The amygdalae are two small, round structures located anterior to the hippocampi near the temporal poles. The amygdalae are involved in detecting and learning what parts of our surroundings are important and have emotional significance. They are critical for the production of emotion, and may be particularly so for negative emotions, especially fear.


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