BrainRegionFAM FT AM MEA

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Medial Anterior Amygdaloid Nucleus

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This page covers biological details of component Medial Anterior Amygdaloid Nucleus. Region is part of aHuman target integrated biological model.

  • Top-down path to region: Forebrain Telencephalon -> Extended Amygdala (FAM.FT.EXTAM) -> Amygdala (FAM.FT.AM) -> Corticomedial Nuclear Complex (FAM.FT.AM.CTM) -> Centromedial Nuclei (FAM.FT.AM.CM) -> Medial Amygdala (FAM.FT.AM.M) -> Medial Anterior Amygdaloid Nucleus (FAM.FT.AM.MEA) (see Mind Maps)
  • Type: nucleus
  • Quality: L0
  • Brain area: Forebrain - Affective Motivations Area (FAM)
  • Area circuit: Express Flight Emotions (FAMXEFL)
  • Role: processor.affective.flight
  • Function: olfactory processing




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Inbound Region Connections:

Source Area Source Region Source Name Type Role Reference
FAM FAM.FT.AM.COP Posterior Cortical Amygdaloid Nucleus excitatory-glu uncertain (unknown reference)

Outbound Region Connections:

Target Area Target Region Target Name Type Role Reference
FAM FAM.FT.AM.CEM Medial Central Amygdaloid Nucleus excitatory-glu uncertain Body alarm system (MED -> CE, abstract)
FAM.FT.AM.MPD Medial Posterior Dorsal Amygdaloid Nucleus excitatory-glu uncertain (unknown reference)
FAM.FT.AM.MPV Medial Posterior Ventral Amygdaloid Nucleus excitatory-glu uncertain (unknown reference)
FAM.FT.BNST Bed Nucleus of Stria Terminalis excitatory-glu uncertain (unknown reference)
FAM.FT.IPAC.MED Medial Interstitial Anterior Commissural Nucleus excitatory-glu uncertain (unknown reference)
LAC LAC.FD.HT.VLPO Ventrolateral Preoptic Nucleus excitatory-glu uncertain Role for serotonin in moral behavior (AMY -> HYP, abstract)

Thirdparty Circuits


ACG=Anterior Cingulate Cortex,NC.AL.ACG (see Anterior Cingulate Area)
LPFC=Mid-Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex,NDM.NC.AL.DLPFC (see Lateral Prefrontal Cortex)
OMPFC=Orbitofrontal Cortex,NC.AL.OPFC (see Orbitomedial Prefrontal Cortex)

AB=Accessory Basal Amygdaloid Nucleus,FAM.FT.AM.AB
BM=Magnocellular Basal Amygdaloid Nucleus,FAM.FT.AM.BM
BP=Parvicellular Basal Amygdaloid Nucleus,FAM.FT.AM.BP
CE=Central Amygdala,FAM.FT.AM.CEA (see Amygdala)
LA=Lateral Amygdaloid Nucleus,FAM.FT.AM.LA (see Amygdala)
MED=Medial Amygdala,FAM.FT.AM.M (see Amygdala)