The dopaminergic midbrain participates in human episodic memory formation: evidence from genetic imaging.

@article{Schott2006TheDM,
  title={The dopaminergic midbrain participates in human episodic memory formation: evidence from genetic imaging.},
  author={Bj{\"o}rn H. Schott and Constanze I. Seidenbecher and Daniela B. Fenker and Corinna J Lauer and Nico Bunzeck and H. -G. Bernstein and Wolfgang Tischmeyer and Eckart D. Gundelfinger and Hans-Jochen Heinze and Emrah D{\"u}zel},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={2006},
  volume={26 5},
  pages={1407-17}
}
Recent data from animal studies raise the possibility that dopaminergic neuromodulation promotes the encoding of novel stimuli. We investigated a possible role for the dopaminergic midbrain in human episodic memory by measuring how polymorphisms in dopamine clearance pathways affect encoding-related brain activity (functional magnetic resonance imaging) in an episodic memory task. In 51 young, healthy adults, successful episodic encoding was associated with activation of the substantia nigra… CONTINUE READING
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