Corpus ID: 38202407

Beta-adrenergic activation and memory for emotional events.

@article{Cahill1994BetaadrenergicAA,
  title={Beta-adrenergic activation and memory for emotional events.},
  author={Larry Cahill and Bruce Prins and M. Weber and J. D. McGaugh},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1994},
  volume={371 6499},
  pages={
          702-4
        }
}
Substantial evidence from animal studies suggests that enhanced memory associated with emotional arousal results from an activation of beta-adrenergic stress hormone systems during and after an emotional experience. To examine this implication in human subjects, we investigated the effect of the beta-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… Expand
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