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The amygdala has only a few seconds to determine if an event is dangerous or not and make an initial decision for approach or withdrawal. Upon further appraisal, the _________can override the amygdala's decision and change the course of the person's action.
A. neurotransmitters

B. hippocampus

C. hypothalamus

D. cortex

I think it's C since the hypothalamus is the master control for emotion.

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    The prefrontal lobe of the cortex is a decision maker. It has my vote.

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    The correct answer is Cortex. My book says:

    The amygdala initial response may then be overridden by a more accurate appraisal from the cortex.

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