Title: Importance of amygdala noradrenergic activity and large-scale neural networks in regulating emotional arousal effects on perception and memory
Authors: Roozendaal, Benno * ×
Luyten, Laura *
de Voogd, Lycia D.
Hermans, Erno J. #
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Series Title: Behavioral and Brain Sciences vol:2016 issue:39
Article number: e222
Abstract: Mather and colleagues postulate that norepinephrine promotes selective processing of emotionally salient information through local “hotspots” where norepinephrine release interacts with glutamatergic activity. However, rodent and human findings show that norepinephrine is
ineffective in modulating mnemonic processes in absence of a functional amygdala. We therefore argue that emphasis should shift towards modulatory effects of amygdala-driven changes at the network level.
ISSN: 0140-525X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Centre for Psychology of Learning and Experimental Psychopathology
* (joint) first author
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