Direct electrical stimulation of the amygdala enhances declarative memory in humans.

@article{Inman2018DirectES,
  title={Direct electrical stimulation of the amygdala enhances declarative memory in humans.},
  author={Cory S. Inman and Joseph R. Manns and Kelly Rowe Bijanki and David I. Bass and Stephan B. Hamann and Daniel L. Drane and Rebecca E. Fasano and Christopher K. Kovach and Robert E. Gross and Jon T. Willie},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2018},
  volume={115 1},
  pages={
          98-103
        }
}
Emotional events are often remembered better than neutral events, a benefit that many studies have hypothesized to depend on the amygdala's interactions with memory systems. These studies have indicated that the amygdala can modulate memory-consolidation processes in other brain regions such as the hippocampus and perirhinal cortex. Indeed, rodent studies have demonstrated that direct activation of the amygdala can enhance memory consolidation even during nonemotional events. However, the… CONTINUE READING

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