Creating Lasting Memories

James McGaugh

(UC Irvine)

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Date: 01/04/2011


The presentation will summarize evidence that emotional arousal influences on memory involve release of stress hormones and subsequent noradrenergic activation of the amygdala. Such activation influences memory processing in neural systems that process memories, including the hippocampus. The highly superior autobiographical human memory will be discussed in the context of these findings.

Created: Friday, April 1st, 2011