HD video, Color, Sound, 10:09, 2013
Narration: Bettina Lamprecht
Music: Seth Simon
Audio Engineering: Nico Berthold
Audio Advisement: Gen Rubin
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Amygdala is a scientific tale. Located deep inside the temporal lobe of the human brain, a small almond-shaped region orchestrates our emotional life. This is the amygdala, which is an ancient biology that deciphers whether an experience is emotionally traumatic or merely anxiety-ridden. It structures our emotional responses to these experiences. Amygdala is an experimental film that illustrates how the perception of fear operates by combining the lyrical tradition of a fairy tale with the vernacular nature of presenting scientific fact.