The role of acetylcholine in learning and memory

@article{Hasselmo2006TheRO,
  title={The role of acetylcholine in learning and memory},
  author={Michael E. Hasselmo},
  journal={Current Opinion in Neurobiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={16},
  pages={710-715}
}
Pharmacological data clearly indicate that both muscarinic and nicotinic acetylcholine receptors have a role in the encoding of new memories. Localized lesions and antagonist infusions demonstrate the anatomical locus of these cholinergic effects, and computational modeling links the function of cholinergic modulation to specific cellular effects within these regions. Acetylcholine has been shown to increase the strength of afferent input relative to feedback, to contribute to theta rhythm… CONTINUE READING

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