The amygdala, or almond nucleus in German, refers to a complex in the brain composed of several subnuclei. Its full medical name is corpus amygdaloideum. It is the part of the limbic system that is also responsible for emotion and memory in a comprehensive way, especially concerning the emotions of fear and anger. In hypnosis, for example, we can go into a situation that is evaluated as threatening to you or that triggers anger. Under hypnosis, this emotion can then be re-evaluated and changed, leading to a significant improvement and reduction in the fear response even outside of the trance state.