A Critical Evaluation of the Claim that the Amygdala's Primary Function in Social Perception is in Underpinning the Perception and Experience of Fear

Liam Alexander MacKenzie Myles


Humans are inherently social and make complex inferences regarding others’ emotional states. Research examining the neurological basis of social perception has implicated the amygdala in the perception and experience of fear. 


Amygdala; Fear; Perception of Fear; Experience of Fear.

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