Remembering one year later: role of the amygdala and the medial temporal lobe memory system in retrieving emotional memories.

@article{Dolcos2005RememberingOY,
  title={Remembering one year later: role of the amygdala and the medial temporal lobe memory system in retrieving emotional memories.},
  author={Florin Dolcos and Kevin S. LaBar and Roberto Cabeza},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2005},
  volume={102 7},
  pages={2626-31}
}
The memory-enhancing effect of emotion can be powerful and long-lasting. Most studies investigating the neural bases of this phenomenon have focused on encoding and early consolidation processes, and hence little is known regarding the contribution of retrieval processes, particularly after lengthy retention intervals. To address this issue, we used event-related functional MRI to measure neural activity during the retrieval of emotional and neutral pictures after a retention interval of 1 yr… CONTINUE READING
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