The role of the noradrenergic system in emotional memory.

  title={The role of the noradrenergic system in emotional memory.},
  author={Anda H. van Stegeren},
  journal={Acta psychologica},
  volume={127 3},
This contribution is an overview on the role of noradrenaline as neurotransmitter and stress hormone in emotional memory processing. The role of stress hormones in memory formation of healthy subjects can bear significance for the derailment of memory processes, for example, in post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Increased noradrenaline levels lead to better memory performance, whereas blocking the noradrenergic receptors with a betablocker attenuates this enhanced memory for emotional… CONTINUE READING