Evolution, Morphology and Function of the Amygdala: Focus on Schizophrenia
The etiopathogenesis of schizophrenia to date appears unclear. Multiple types of research have focused attention on the possible etiological role of the amygdala. The amygdala is involved in emotion processing, cognitive function, and social cognition; these aspects appear severely impaired in schizophrenia. In this brief review, we will look at studies that have correlated morpho-functional aspects of the amygdala with the psychopathological domains of schizophrenia.