Amygdala Modulation of Memory Consolidation: Interaction with Other Brain Systems

  title={Amygdala Modulation of Memory Consolidation: Interaction with Other Brain Systems},
  author={J. D. McGaugh and Christa K McIntyre and Ann E. Power},
  journal={Neurobiology of Learning and Memory},
There is a strong consensus that the amygdala is involved in mediating influences of emotional arousal and stress on learning and memory. There is extensive evidence that the basolateral amygdala (BLA) is a critical locus of integration of neuromodulatory influences regulating the consolidation of several forms of memory. Many drug and stress hormone influences converge in activating the release of norepinephrine (NE) within the BLA. Evidence from studies using in vivo microdialysis and high… 

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