Is the contribution of the amygdala to the sex- and enhancement-related effects of emotional memory time-dependent?

@article{Wang2010IsTC,
  title={Is the contribution of the amygdala to the sex- and enhancement-related effects of emotional memory time-dependent?},
  author={Hai-bao Wang and N Ma and Yongqiang Yu and Ye-Rong Chen and Kai Wang and Da-Ren Zhang},
  journal={Neurobiology of learning and memory},
  year={2010},
  volume={93 1},
  pages={1-7}
}
A new focus in the field of emotional memory is the study of sex-related differences. Whether the sex-related lateralization of amygdala function (i.e., the female-left/male-right effect) in the emotional enhancement of memory (EEM) is time-dependent remains unclear. To evaluate this phenomenon, we conducted a two time-point study (20 min vs. 24h) using fMRI and behavioral paradigms. We found that the right amygdala predicted 20-min EEM, while the left amygdala predicted 24-h EEM. The sex… CONTINUE READING