Factors that determine the non-linear amygdala influence on hippocampus-dependent memory.

@article{Akirav2006FactorsTD,
  title={Factors that determine the non-linear amygdala influence on hippocampus-dependent memory.},
  author={Irit Akirav and Gal Richter-levin},
  journal={Dose-response : a publication of International Hormesis Society},
  year={2006},
  volume={4 1},
  pages={22-37}
}
Stressful experiences are known to either improve or impair hippocampal-dependent memory tasks and synaptic plasticity. These positive and negative effects of stress on the hippocampus have been largely documented, however little is known about the mechanism involved in the twofold influence of stress on hippocampal functioning and about what factors define an enhancing or inhibitory outcome. We have recently demonstrated that activation of the basolateral amygdala can produce a biphasic effect… CONTINUE READING

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