March 09, 2005

How Emotional Memories are Stored

Report of an interesting study at Duke on how emotional memories are stored long term.

Tuesday, March 8, 2005 | DURHAM, N.C. -- Researchers exploring the brain structures involved in recalling an emotional memory a year later have found evidence for a self-reinforcing "memory loop" -- in which the brain's emotional center triggers the memory center, which in turn further enhances activity in the emotional center.

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