Memory formation: Evidence for a specific neurochemical system in the amygdala

Michela Gallagher, Bruce S. Kapp, Richard E. Musty, Patricia A. Driscoll

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Abstract

β-Adrenergic antagonists injected into the amygdala complex of rats trained in a passive avoidance task produced time-dependent and dose-dependent decreases in retention of the task. In addition, the effects observed with β-adrenergic antagonists were both stereospecific and reversed by norepinephrine. The results support a role for an amygdala β-adrenergic system in memory processes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)423-425
Number of pages3
JournalScience
Volume198
Issue number4315
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1977
Externally publishedYes

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