Emotional enhancement of memory via amygdala-driven facilitation of rhinal interactions

  title={Emotional enhancement of memory via amygdala-driven facilitation of rhinal interactions},
  author={Rony Paz and J. Guillaume Pelletier and Elizabeth P. Bauer and Denis Par{\'e}},
  journal={Nature Neuroscience},
Emotions generally facilitate memory, an effect mediated by the basolateral amygdala (BLA). To study the underlying mechanisms, we recorded BLA, perirhinal and entorhinal neurons during an appetitive trace-conditioning task. We focused on the rhinal cortices because they constitute the interface between the hippocampus, a mediator of memory consolidation, and the neocortex, the storage site of declarative memories. We found that, after unexpected rewards, BLA activity increased impulse… CONTINUE READING
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