NMDA receptor function in the amygdala (2008–2010)

Abstract:
The amygdala is an area of the brain that is involved in assigning emotional content to sensory information. Disorders of the amygdala lead to a variety of anxiety-related mental disorders such as panic attacks and post-traumatic stress. This grant will study how the NMDA receptor, which plays a central role in memory formation, works in the amygdala. We will determin the functional role of this receptor in the amygdala and how it may be modified by experience
Grant type:
NHMRC Project Grant
Researchers:
  • Institute Director
    Queensland Brain Institute
    Affiliated Professor
    School of Biomedical Sciences
    Faculty of Medicine
Funded by:
National Health and Medical Research Council