Serotonin is Critical for Rewarded Olfactory Short-Term Memory in Drosophila

  title={Serotonin is Critical for Rewarded Olfactory Short-Term Memory in Drosophila},
  author={Divya Sitaraman and Holly Laferriere and S. Birman and T. Zars},
  journal={Journal of Neurogenetics},
  pages={238 - 244}
  • Divya Sitaraman, Holly Laferriere, +1 author T. Zars
  • Published 2012
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Neurogenetics
  • Abstract: The biogenic amines dopamine, octopamine, and serotonin are critical in establishing normal memories. A common view for the amines in insect memory performance has emerged in which dopamine and octopamine are largely responsible for aversive and appetitive memories. Examination of the function of serotonin begins to challenge the notion of one amine type per memory because altering serotonin function also reduces aversive olfactory memory and place memory levels. Could the function of… CONTINUE READING
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