publication . Thesis . 2004

A psychopharmacological aspects of human emotional memory for emotional material.

Brignell, C. M.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2004
  • Publisher: University of London
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
It is often assumed that emotional events are remembered in great clarity and detail. This thesis begins with a review of the literature on memory enhancement by emotional material. This enhancement may involve mechanisms that are psychologically and neurobiologically distinct from the mechanisms usually employed in memory for neutral material, such as modulation of consolidation by emotional arousal via noradrenaline action in the amygdala. Theoretically, pharmacological manipulation of noradrenaline by methylphenidate and benzodiazepines should affect the function of specialised 'emotional memory' mechanisms, altering the balance of emotional and neutral mater...
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