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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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
StatePublished - 1977
Externally publishedYes

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Adrenergic Antagonists
Amygdala
Adrenergic Agents
Norepinephrine
Retention (Psychology)

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Gallagher, M., Kapp, B. S., Musty, R. E., & Driscoll, P. A. (1977). Memory formation: Evidence for a specific neurochemical system in the amygdala. Science, 198(4315), 423-425.

Memory formation : Evidence for a specific neurochemical system in the amygdala. / Gallagher, Michela; Kapp, Bruce S.; Musty, Richard E.; Driscoll, Patricia A.

In: Science, Vol. 198, No. 4315, 1977, p. 423-425.

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Gallagher, M, Kapp, BS, Musty, RE & Driscoll, PA 1977, 'Memory formation: Evidence for a specific neurochemical system in the amygdala', Science, vol. 198, no. 4315, pp. 423-425.
Gallagher, Michela ; Kapp, Bruce S. ; Musty, Richard E. ; Driscoll, Patricia A. / Memory formation : Evidence for a specific neurochemical system in the amygdala. In: Science. 1977 ; Vol. 198, No. 4315. pp. 423-425.
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