The locus coeruleus–noradrenergic system: modulation of behavioral state and state-dependent cognitive processes

@article{Berridge2003TheLC,
  title={The locus coeruleus–noradrenergic system: modulation of behavioral state and state-dependent cognitive processes},
  author={C. Berridge and B. Waterhouse},
  journal={Brain Research Reviews},
  year={2003},
  volume={42},
  pages={33-84}
}
Through a widespread efferent projection system, the locus coeruleus-noradrenergic system supplies norepinephrine throughout the central nervous system. Initial studies provided critical insight into the basic organization and properties of this system. More recent work identifies a complicated array of behavioral and electrophysiological actions that have in common the facilitation of processing of relevant, or salient, information. This involves two basic levels of action. First, the system… Expand
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