Involvement of the amygdala in learning and memory: a critical review, with emphasis on anatomical relations.

@article{Sarter1985InvolvementOT,
  title={Involvement of the amygdala in learning and memory: a critical review, with emphasis on anatomical relations.},
  author={Martin Sarter and Hans Joachim Markowitsch},
  journal={Behavioral neuroscience},
  year={1985},
  volume={99 2},
  pages={
          342-80
        }
}
The amygdala has been attributed with a considerable number of very diverse functions. Its involvement in learning and memory, though, has found increased attention. Following a short description of the connections of the amygdala and its critical neurotransmitters, studies are reviewed here in which the amygdala's activity was manipulated or observed by different methods (lesions, electrical brain stimulation, neurochemical intra-amygdaloid injections, single-unit recordings). Some of the… CONTINUE READING
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