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Amygdalae

2020 / Spray Paint and Water Dispersion Paint on Concrete / 222 x 3000 cm (87.40 x 1181.10 in)
Digital UV Inkjet Print on Premium Matte Photographic Paper on Aluminium Sheet / 150 x 100 cm (59.06 x 39.37 in)

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The amygdala (/əˈmɪɡdələ/; plural: amygdalae /əˈmɪɡdəli, -laɪ/ or amygdalas; also corpus amygdaloideum; Latin from Greek, ἀμυγδαλή, amygdalē, 'almond', 'tonsil') is one of two almond-shaped clusters of nuclei located deep and medially within the temporal lobes of the brain's cerebrum in complex vertebrates, including humans. Shown to perform a primary role in the processing of memory, decision-making and emotional responses (including fear, anxiety, and aggression), the amygdalae are considered part of the limbic system.

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