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The Amygdala Made Me Do It

James Atlas reviews the latest spate of books on biological determinism. Artificial intelligenceCharles DuhiggCognitionCognitive neuroscienceCognitive sciencecomplexityconsciousnessDaniel KahnemanDavid HumeEmbodied cognitionGilbert Rylephilosophical psychologyPhilosophy of mindqualiaTony DungyTreatise of Human NatureWilliam James

Amygdala volume and social network size in humans

Not a deep surprise but still nice to see some empirical work coming through. Check out this brief report just published online in Nature Neuroscience. The upshot: participants with larger amygdalas typically had more people in their social lives and maintained more complex relationships.