I went to a class recently on emotional wellness. The instructor was talking about the amygdala, which is a part of the limbic system responsible for processing our emotions, including our fight or flight reflex. We need this part of our brain in order to process threats and manage our emotions.
The amygdala is located in the temporal part of our brain, medial to the hypothalamus and adjacent to the hippocampus. The Greek term for amygdala is “almond” which is why it’s often referred to as nut shaped. There is one on the left and