Remembrance of rewards past

Neuron. 2005 Feb 3;45(3):331-2. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2005.01.020.

Abstract

Using event-related fMRI, Wittmann and colleagues report in this issue of Neuron that reward value enhances cue memory and that this process is associated with midbrain modulation of hippocampal consolidation. We propose that their findings introduce a novel mechanism by which positive arousal induced by reward anticipation may promote memory.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Arousal / physiology
  • Cues
  • Emotions / physiology
  • Hippocampus / physiology*
  • Humans
  • Memory / physiology*
  • Models, Neurological
  • Neural Pathways / anatomy & histology
  • Neural Pathways / physiology*
  • Reward*
  • Ventral Tegmental Area / anatomy & histology
  • Ventral Tegmental Area / physiology*