Let’s Discuss: Amygdala


Just something that I saw somewhere and had on some scrap paper.  Not a very in depth post, but I still think it is useful information for anyone interested.  Feel free to keep a discussion open in the comments.

Stress increases right frontal lobe activity.

A calm and harmonious state of mind will increase left frontal lobe activity.

By meditating often, left brain will grow stronger and remain that way at times when not meditating.

The Amygdala is active when stressed or processing negative emotions (anger, rage, fear).

Amygdala activity decreases when meditating regularly.

Cortisol also decreases when using mindfulness.  Such as, meditating or actively putting full attention into a task at hand.

4 thoughts on “Let’s Discuss: Amygdala

  1. Christina George November 5, 2014 / 6:05 pm

    oh no I just saw this comment sorry! Non-denominational. Basically the song is saying that focusing on God positively affects even our amygdala. It’s actually just a short fun-sounding kind of song that has greater meaning than one first might think. 🙂


  2. thecollectioncup October 14, 2013 / 6:50 pm

    Really interesting! What does the song pertain too? What affiliation of church if you don’t mind me asking?


  3. Christina George October 14, 2013 / 6:32 pm

    My uncle’s church actually sings a song with “amygdala” in it; it was the first time I had heard the word! I think I will share this article with them! Even the children sing it. 🙂


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