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It is clearly established that emotional events tend to be remembered particularly vividly. The neurobiological substrates of this phenomenon are poorly understood. Recently, the noradrenergic system has been implicated in that beta blockade has been shown to reduce significantly the delayed recall of emotional material with matched neutral material being unaffected.

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Type

Journal article

Journal

Psychol Med

Publication Date

09/1999

Volume

29

Pages

1083 - 1088

Keywords

Adrenergic alpha-Agonists, Adult, Central Nervous System, Emotions, Female, Humans, Male, Mental Recall, Metoprolol, Norepinephrine, Random Allocation, Sympatholytics, Yohimbine