Long-term potentiation in the amygdala: a mechanism for emotional learning and memory

@article{Maren1999LongtermPI,
  title={Long-term potentiation in the amygdala: a mechanism for emotional learning and memory},
  author={Stephen Maren},
  journal={Trends in Neurosciences},
  year={1999},
  volume={22},
  pages={561-567}
}
  • Stephen Maren
  • Published 1 December 1999
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Trends in Neurosciences
In the mammalian brain, LTP is an enduring form of synaptic plasticity that is posited to have a role in learning and memory. Compelling new evidence for this view derives from studies of LTP in the amygdala, a brain structure that is essential for simple forms of emotional learning and memory, such as Pavlovian fear conditioning in rats. More specifically, antagonists of the NMDA receptor block both amygdaloid LTP induction and fear conditioning, fear conditioning induces increases in… 
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