What would happen if you lost your amygdala?
- 4 weeks agoFavorite Answer
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.
- InfinityLv 54 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.
- Bulldog reduxLv 74 weeks ago
I'd inquire at the nearest lost-and-found
- Roger the MoleLv 74 weeks ago
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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.
- Dr. DLv 74 weeks ago
You'd have no memories, no emotions, no survival instincts, and incapable of making decisions. You probably wouldn't live long.
- Barkley HoundLv 74 weeks ago
You would become Mr. Spock.
- 4 weeks ago