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What does the amygdala have to do to with the adrenal?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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In brief: Stress feedback loop

The amygdala is part of the limbic system of your brain.
The limbic system responds to and regulates emotion; the amygdala assigns emotional "valence" to stimuli. It registers whether stimuli are threatening, leading to fight-flight responses. The adrenal can secrete stress hormones in response to all this, such as epinephrine, norepinephrine, and cortisol.

In brief: Stress feedback loop

The amygdala is part of the limbic system of your brain.
The limbic system responds to and regulates emotion; the amygdala assigns emotional "valence" to stimuli. It registers whether stimuli are threatening, leading to fight-flight responses. The adrenal can secrete stress hormones in response to all this, such as epinephrine, norepinephrine, and cortisol.
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