The amygdala modulates the consolidation of memories of emotionally arousing experiences.

@article{McGaugh2004TheAM,
  title={The amygdala modulates the consolidation of memories of emotionally arousing experiences.},
  author={J. D. McGaugh},
  journal={Annual review of neuroscience},
  year={2004},
  volume={27},
  pages={
          1-28
        }
}
  • J. D. McGaugh
  • Published 2004
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Annual review of neuroscience
Converging findings of animal and human studies provide compelling evidence that the amygdala is critically involved in enabling us to acquire and retain lasting memories of emotional experiences. This review focuses primarily on the findings of research investigating the role of the amygdala in modulating the consolidation of long-term memories. Considerable evidence from animal studies investigating the effects of posttraining systemic or intra-amygdala infusions of hormones and drugs, as… Expand

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