Cellular processes in the amygdala: Gates to emotional memory?

Hans Christian Pape, Robert B. Driesang, Thomas Heinbockel, T. Rao Laxmi, Susanne Meis, Thomas Seidenbecher, Csaba Szinyei, Uwe Frey, Oliver Stork

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The amygdala is considered a core structure of the so-called limbic system and has been implicated in a variety of functions, including emotional interpretation of sensory information, emotional arousal, emotional memory, fear and anxiety, and related clinical disorders. Despite the clinical and functional importance of the amygdala, it is only recently that some general principles of intra-amygdaloid mechanisms of signal processing that are relevant for fear behavior and memory have emerged from behavioral, anatomical, electrophysiological, and neurochemical studies performed in the amygdala of various mammalian species in vivo, in situ and in vitro.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)232-240
Number of pages9
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - 2001


  • Amygdala
  • Emotion
  • Fear
  • Hippocampus
  • Memory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology


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