The amygdala is a region of the brain known to be important for responses to threatening situations and learning about threats. Alterations in the amygdala have been reported in psychiatric disorders such as depression, post-traumatic tension disorder, autism and schizophrenia spectrum disorder. However, very much of what is known about the amygdala originates from analysis on adults. Our results match an emerging theme in neuroscience study: that during childhood, there exists a switch in amygdala connection and function with other brain regions, particularly the prefrontal cortex, says Mar Sanchez, PhD, neuroscience researcher at Yerkes and associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Emory University School of Medicine.However, mortality prices are considerably higher in the winter, even after considering added health risks for kids in the colder months. The study, published by researchers at the University of Leeds and the University of Leicester in the Journal of Pediatrics, is the first large-scale analysis of the impact of admission occasions on deaths in paediatric intensive treatment units. It was commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership and carried out by the Paediatric Intensive Care Audit Network .