A researcher from UCLA writes in Developmental Psychobiology of the effects of caregiver absence on the development of the amygdala, suggesting that caregiver deprivation can produce amygdala developmental aberration that result in some of the “emotional phenotypes observed following early institutional care.” The review was released online June 19, 2012.
Tottenham, N. “Human Amygdala Development in the Absence of Species-Expected Caregiving.” Developmental Psychobiology, online June 19, 2012
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