The Amygdala and Human Evolution. A connection????

Discussion in 'Health and medical' started by James Michael H, Jan 25, 2004.

  1. The Amygdala and Human Evolution…. A connection????

    In 1985, I copyrighted "A Theory of the Control of the Ontogeny and Phylogeny of Homo sapiens by the
    Interaction of Dehydroepiandrosterone and the Amygdala." I had difficulty researching my ideas
    regarding DHEA and the amygdala, so I focused on DHEA. Anyway I was pleased to find the following,
    new article which shows that I may have been on the right path in my selection of the amygdala.

    Annals of Neurology 2004 Jan; 55(1): 87-96.

    Baird AD, Wilson SJ, Bladin PF, Saling MM, Reutens DC.

    School of Behavioural Science, Department of Psychology, University of Melbourne, Melbourne,

    The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between the amygdala and

    neurologically normal subjects. Forty-five patients with intractable temporal lobe epilepsy who
    underwent surgical resection in the Comprehensive Epilepsy Program at the Austin and Repatriation
    Medical Centre completed a semistructured

    analyses of both amygdalae were conducted on the patients' preoperative
    T(1)-weighted magnetic resonance imaging scans and those of 46 neurologically

    significantly larger amygdalar volume contralateral to the site of their

    subjects. There was a significant positive relationship between contralateral

    patients undergoing temporal lobe resection. This finding provides evidence for

    contralateral amygdala may contribute to the expression of increased or improved

    James Michael Howard