Amygdala Study: Brain Structure Size Tied To Socializing

NEW YORK — Do you spend time with a lot of friends? That might mean a particular part of your brain is larger than usual.It’s the amygdala, which lies deep inside. Brain scans of 58 volunteers in a preliminary study indicated that the …

NEW YORK — Do you spend time with a lot of friends? That might mean a particular part of your brain is larger than usual.

It’s the amygdala, which lies deep inside. Brain scans of 58 volunteers in a preliminary study indicated that the bigger the amygdala, the more friends and family the volunteers reported seeing regularly.

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