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Structure In Brain Linked To Varied Social Life 96

Posted by timothy
from the party-node-for-party-mode dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Scientists have discovered that the amygdala, a small, almond-shaped structure deep within the temporal lobe, is important to a rich and varied social life among humans. The finding was published this week in a new study in Nature Neuroscience and is similar to previous findings in other primate species, which compared the size and complexity of social groups across those species."
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Structure In Brain Linked To Varied Social Life

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  • Re:so that's it... (Score:4, Informative)

    by mcgrew (92797) * on Monday December 27, 2010 @10:27AM (#34676248) Homepage Journal

    Most of the people I know with PTSD are combat veterans. They were well past pubery when they were in Vietnam, several decades ago (and still suffering).

    You sound more like me when I was in school -- not that social interaction with other students was a hindrance, but interaction with the two digit IQ teachers and their BORING classes were the cause.

    I had the same experience in the 7th grade (besides Bringing a "hydrogen bomb" to school) [slashdot.org]; the bully who stood a head taller than me and outweighed me by quite a bit that I beat bloody. Nobody fucked with me after that (well, the hydrogen thing probably garnered me some respect as well)

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