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Encyclopedia > Amygdala (comics)
Amygdala


Cover to Detective Comics #659, featuring Amygdala and Batman fighting during the Knightfall saga. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Cover of Detective Comics #27 (May 1939). ... Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ...

Publisher DC Comics
First appearance Batman: Shadow of the Bat #3 (Aug. 1992)
Created by Alan Grant
Norm Breyfogle
Characteristics
Alter ego Aaron Helzinger
Team
affiliations
Arkham Asylum
Lockhaven Prison
Nightwing
Various Gotham and Blüdhaven crime figures
Abilities Superstrength

Amygdala is the alias of DC Comics character Aaron Helzinger, who is a sometime opponent of Batman. He has reduced mental capacity, is prone to outbursts of violence and has super-strength due to medical experimentation on his brain, chiefly the removal of his amygdala. DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company. ... In comic books, first appearance refers to first comic book to feature a character. ... Alan Grant is a Scottish comic book writer born in 1949. ... Norman Keith Norm Breyfogle is a US comic artist and fine artist. ... Arkham Asylum as it appeared on Batman: The Animated Series. ... Blüdhaven is a fictional city in the DC Universe. ... This article is about the DC Comics hero and former sidekick of Batman. ... Alex Ross Jokers Reckoning. ... DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company. ... Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ... Look up Amygdala in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


As demonstrated in Klüver-Bucy syndrome, individuals with lesioned amygdalae in real life experience a wide range of emotions, including anger, but frequently in response to the wrong stimuli. Klüver-Bucy syndrome is a behavioral disorder that occurs when both the right and left medial temporal lobes of the brain malfunction. ... Skin lesions caused by Chickenpox A lesion is any abnormal tissue found on or in an organism, usually damaged by disease or trauma. ... Stimulation is the irritating action of various agents (stimuli) on muscles, nerves, or a sensory end organ, by which activity is evoked; especially, the nervous impulse produced by various agents on nerves, or a sensory end organ, by which the part connected with the nerve is thrown into a state...

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Fictional character biography

Anatomically, the amygdala refers to the bundle of nerves in the brain that control emotional associations of many kinds. Helzinger's amygdala cluster was removed in an attempt to cure him of his homicidal rage (apparently by a doctor who did not understand the difference between the amygdala and the hypothalamus). This procedure resulted in Amygdala becoming exceedingly angry and was the opposite of what the surgery was supposed to achieve. Easily led due to his childlike nature, Amygdala has been the pawn of a number of Batman villains, but when properly medicated, he can be peaceful. He has been released into the community on numerous occasions, where he has been an ally and friend of Dick Grayson (Nightwing, the former Robin); He lived in the hero's apartment building and worked as a warden in Lockhaven Prison. When Blockbuster was in the process of breaking Nightwing down both physically and emotionally, he blew up Grayson's apartment complex with Amygdala inside. Amygdala survived, but was heavily traumatized by the death of his friends. For other uses, see Brain (disambiguation). ... The hypothalamus links the nervous system to the endocrine system via the pituitary gland (hypophysis). ... Alex Ross Jokers Reckoning. ... This article is about the DC Comics hero and former sidekick of Batman. ... Nightwing is a name used by at least six fictional characters in the DC Comics Universe. ... Robin is a fictional character, a superhero in the DC Comics universe. ... ... Blockbuster is the name of three fictional characters in the DC Comics Universe. ...


Amygdala first appeared in Shadow of the Bat #3 in 1992 during the story arc of the four-parter Batman: The Last Arkham which began the new line of comics. In the issue, Amygdala was forced to attack Batman by the maddened Jeremiah Arkham. Batman subdued Amygdala, but was then forced to face more inmates.[1] Jeremiah Arkham is a character, and the current head of Arkham Asylum, in DC Comics Batman comic books. ...


Amygdala later appeared in Part 2 of the year-long story arc Batman: Knightfall, which also saw other characters introduced in Batman: The Last Arkham return to the comic book universe, most notably Zsasz and Jeremiah Arkham. In Knightfall, Amygdala was freed from Arkham Asylum by Bane along with numerous other inmates and was soon under the control of The Ventriloquist. Batman intercepted Ventriloquist, but was promptly attacked by Amygdala. As Ventriloquist escaped, Batman subdued Amygdala once more and the villain no longer took part in Kngihtfall.[2] Victor Zsasz (referred to as Zsasz or Mr. ... Arkham Asylum as it appeared on Batman: The Animated Series. ... Bane is the DC Comics supervillain, and sometimes ally, best known for having broken Batmans back. ... The Ventriloquist is a DC Comics villain, an enemy of Batman. ...


In other media

In the animated series Justice League Unlimited, Amygdala was seen at Roulette's Meta-Brawl. An animated series or cartoon series is a television series produced by means of animation. ... Justice League Unlimited (or JLU) was the name of an American animated television series that was produced by and aired on Cartoon Network. ... Roulette is a fictional character, a supervillainess in the DC Comics universe. ...


Footnotes

  1. ^ Shadow of the Bat #3.
  2. ^ Detective Comics #659.

Cover of Detective Comics #27 (May 1939). ...

References

  • Breyfogle, N. & Grant, A. (1996). Batman: The Last Arkham. DC comics. ISBN 1563891905.

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The lateral amygdalae, which send impulses to the rest of the basolateral complexes and to the centromedial nuclei, receive input from the sensory systems.
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In 2006, researchers observed hyperactivity in the amygdala when patients were shown threatening faces or confronted with frightening situations, and that patients with more severe social phobia showed a correlation with the increased response in the amygdala.
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