Amygdala-hippocampus dynamic interaction in relation to memory

  title={Amygdala-hippocampus dynamic interaction in relation to memory},
  author={Gal Richter-levin and Irit Akirav},
  journal={Molecular Neurobiology},
Typically the term “memory” refers to the ability to consciously remember past experiences or previously learned information. This kind of memory is considered to be dependent upon the hippocampal system. However, our emotional state seems to considerably affect the way in which we retain information and the accuracy with which the retention occurs. The amygdala is the most notably involved brain structure in emotional responses and the formation of emotional memories. In this review we… CONTINUE READING
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