• Question: How many parts of the brain affect our behaviour?

    Asked by autumnleaves to Raquel on 28 Sep 2017.
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      Raquel Pinacho answered on 28 Sep 2017:

      Hi autumnleaves, thanks for your questions! It is difficult to say the exact number of areas in the brain that contribute to behaviour. There are areas that are more specialised in particular behaviours, for example the amygdala is key in emotional learning, for example it participates is fear and anxiety behaviours (and others!). But it does not do it alone, since for that it receives information from other areas of the brain and also sends it, so the final behaviour will be the integration of all that communication.