Is the amygdala in the lymbic system or in the temporal lobe?

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Answer:

The amygdala is located in the temporal lobe and part of the limbic system.

Explanation:

The Amygdala is a structure in the Brain and is the home of the "fight/flight" reactions to dangerous situations (among its other jobs).

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The location of the amygdala is deep within the temporal lobes of the Brain (the temporal lobes indicate that we're talking about the side of the Brain). We have 2 amygdalae, one for each side of the Brain.

The amygdala is also a part of the limbic system - the system within the Brain that deals with emotions and motivation.

And so the amygdala is located in the temporal lobe and part of the limbic system.