The amygdala controls a person’s mental and emotional state. The amygdala is a small,external image amygdala-location.jpg
almond-shaped piece of the brain that is associated with a person’s happiness to depression
to even whether they are autistic or not. It is located in the temporal lobe, a few inches from
either ear. The amygdala also plays an important role in the formation and storage of memories.
It also plays a big role in anxiety and panic attacks, phobias, and obsessions. In the same way
Pavlov’s dogs were conditioned to salivate on hearing a bell, the amygdala reacts to ‘fear conditioning’
in the same way.