By B. Heidi Ellis

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11 shows the results of the Kirsch and colleagues experiment. Individuals were shown pictures of frightening faces and of frightening scenes. In the placebo condition, the areas of the brain that were most active, indicated by the light patches near the bottom of the two top images, was the amygdala on both sides of the brain. When these same individuals were given a dose of oxytocin and shown the very same frightening pictures, the amygdala was no longer active. 11. Oxytocin diminishes amygdala response to frightening faces and scenes.

New traits can suddenly develop in a given 23 24 FOUNDATIONS organism out of what is called chance mutation. Those new traits that give their owner enough of an advantage to reproduce become integrated into the biology of the species. Over many millions of years, this process creates species with ever-increasing advantages for survival. Although Darwin’s revolutionary proposal, The Origin of Species (1859), was published almost 150 years ago, it anticipated and is supported by groundbreaking work in genetics, molecular biology, and developmental neuroscience that has been published only in the last 10 years.

As can be seen, the low-road amygdala is situated right beside the high-road hippocampus, a critical part of the medial temporal lobe memory system. 10. Areas of the brain known to be these areas are in close proximity related to traumatic stress. com. Reprinted by permission. passes sensory information to the low-road and high-road systems, respectively. The emotional and behavioral response systems are also closely related anatomically. The hypothalamus is the leader of the HPA axis, which regulates the stress hormones, required for fight-or-flight.

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