Modulation of Calcium Signalling by Acetylcholine in the Basolateral Amygdala (2009–2011)
The amygdala is an area of the brain involved in assigning emotional significance to sensory stimuli. This grant examines the cellular processes involved in making these associations. Specifically, it studies the relationship between two signalling molecules implicated in association learning, acetylcholine and calcium. This research will test hypotheses of memory formation and provide insight into disorders linked to detrimental emotional associations, such as anxiety and addiction.