Amygdaloid control of alerting and behavioral arousal in rats: involvement of serotonergic mechanisms.


The role of 5-HT mechanisms in the amygdala in the modulation of sleep and arousal states and PGO waves was examined. Studies of the amygdala suggest that it provides a neural mechanism by which emotionally-relevant or significant stimuli may influence behavioral state and alerting mechanisms. The amygdala projects massively (via the central nucleus) into… (More)


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