Interaction between the Amygdala and the Medial Temporal Lobe Memory System Predicts Better Memory for Emotional Events

@article{Dolcos2004InteractionBT,
  title={Interaction between the Amygdala and the Medial Temporal Lobe Memory System Predicts Better Memory for Emotional Events},
  author={Florin Dolcos and Kevin S. LaBar and Roberto Cabeza},
  journal={Neuron},
  year={2004},
  volume={42},
  pages={855-863}
}
Emotional events are remembered better than neutral events possibly because the amygdala enhances the function of medial temporal lobe (MTL) memory system (modulation hypothesis). Although this hypothesis has been supported by much animal research, evidence from humans has been scarce and indirect. We investigated this issue using event-related fMRI during encoding of emotional and neutral pictures. Memory performance after scanning showed a retention advantage for emotional pictures… CONTINUE READING
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