What would happen if you lost your amygdala?

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  • 4 weeks ago
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    It has been used in the past for certain types of epilepsy (generally a last resort to control seizures), but it was originally mostly done to try to control severe aggression. It's insanely rare now, but of the few cases done, and tests done on primates, they did find that they had little to no fear, lacked emotion, had reduced empathy, struggled with eye contact, and had a hard time in social situations.

    There is actually also a very rare disease called the Urbach-Wiethe disease, in which the amygdala is degenerative.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    You'd be like Rainman. That is, if you had access to a large library and a social network that helps your potential flourish and puts up with uncomfortable social interactions.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    I'd inquire at the nearest lost-and-found

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Depends on which story you are picking. Supposedly that's instant death, but people have survived massive brain injuries and missing brains.

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  • Dr. D
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    4 weeks ago

    You'd have no memories, no emotions, no survival instincts, and incapable of making decisions. You probably wouldn't live long. 

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  • 4 weeks ago

    You would become Mr. Spock.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    You'd die..............

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