Stimulation of the noradrenergic system enhances and blockade reduces memory for emotional material in man.

@article{OCarroll1999StimulationOT,
  title={Stimulation of the noradrenergic system enhances and blockade reduces memory for emotional material in man.},
  author={Ronan E O'Carroll and Emma Drysdale and Larry Cahill and Polash M. Shajahan and Klaus P. Ebmeier},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  year={1999},
  volume={29 5},
  pages={1083-8}
}
BACKGROUND It is clearly established that emotional events tend to be remembered particularly vividly. The neurobiological substrates of this phenomenon are poorly understood. Recently, the noradrenergic system has been implicated in that beta blockade has been shown to reduce significantly the delayed recall of emotional material with matched neutral material being unaffected. METHODS In the present study, 36 healthy young adults were randomly allocated to receive either yohimbine, which… CONTINUE READING

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