Amygdalectomy in the Kitten

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Science  10 Aug 1962:
Vol. 137, Issue 3528, pp. 429-430
DOI: 10.1126/science.137.3528.429


Kittens sustaining bilateral amygdalectomy failed to show behavioral changes seen in the adult after subjection to similar lesions. No growth deficits or hypopituitarism occurred in the kittens. A certain level of neuroendocrine maturation may be necessary for the effects of amygdalectomy to be manifested.