Involvement of the amygdala in memory storage: interaction with other brain systems.

@article{McGaugh1996InvolvementOT,
  title={Involvement of the amygdala in memory storage: interaction with other brain systems.},
  author={J. D. McGaugh and Larry Cahill and Benno Roozendaal},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={1996},
  volume={93 24},
  pages={
          13508-14
        }
}
There is extensive evidence that the amygdala is involved in affectively influenced memory. The central hypothesis guiding the research reviewed in this paper is that emotional arousal activates the amygdala and that such activation results in the modulation of memory storage occurring in other brain regions. Several lines of evidence support this view. First, the effects of stress-related hormones (epinephrine and glucocorticoids) are mediated by influences involving the amygdala. In rats… 
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