β-Adrenergic activation and memory for emotional events

@article{Cahill1994AdrenergicAA,
  title={$\beta$-Adrenergic activation and memory for emotional events},
  author={Larry Cahill and Bruce Prins and Michael Weber and J. L. Mcgaugh},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1994},
  volume={371},
  pages={702-704}
}
SUBSTANTIAL evidence from animal studies suggests that enhanced memory associated with emotional arousal results from an activation of β-adrenergic stress hormone systems during and after an emotional experience1–3. To examine this implication in human subjects, we investigated the effect of the β-adrenergic receptor antagonist propranolol hydrochloride on long-term memory for an emotionally arousing short story, or a closely matched but more emotionally neutral story. We report here that… 

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