Memory Consolidation: Psychobiology of Cognition

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changes produced by experience and stimulation are influenced by hormones found to modulate memory. For example, long-term potentiation, a neurophysiological analog of memory, is influenced by electrical stimulation of the midbrain reticular formation ( Laroche & Bloch, 1982) as well as by peripheral amphetamine or epinephrine injections ( Gold, Delanoy, & Merrin, 1984). Understanding the bases of such modulating influences, considered together with findings of the effects of these treatments on memory, should contribute significantly to our understanding of brain systems underlying memory storage.


ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

The research in this paper was supported by National Institute of Mental Health Research Grants MH31141 and AG01642 and MH12526 and AG00538. We thank our colleagues and students for their contributions to the ideas and findings summarized in this paper.


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