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Extinction Learning in Humans Role of the Amygdala and vmPFC
Preventing the return of fear in humans using reconsolidation update mechanisms
- D. Schiller, M. Monfils, Candace M. Raio, David C. Johnson, Joseph E LeDoux, E. Phelps
- Biology, PsychologyNature
- 7 January 2010
The adaptive role of reconsolidation as a window of opportunity to rewrite emotional memories is demonstrated, and a non-invasive technique that can be used safely in humans to prevent the return of fear is suggested.
Emotion and cognition: insights from studies of the human amygdala.
- E. Phelps
- Psychology, BiologyAnnual review of psychology
This review explores insights into the relations between emotion and cognition that have resulted from studies of the human amygdala, suggesting that the classic division between the study of emotion and Cognition may be unrealistic and that an understanding of human cognition requires the consideration of emotion.
Neurocircuitry Models of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Extinction: Human Neuroimaging Research—Past, Present, and Future
Performance on Indirect Measures of Race Evaluation Predicts Amygdala Activation
- E. Phelps, K. O’Connor, M. Banaji
- Psychology, BiologyJournal of Cognitive Neuroscience
- 1 September 2000
The results suggest that amygdala and behavioral responses to Black-versus-White faces in White subjects reflect cultural evaluations of social groups modified by individual experience.
Human emotion and memory: interactions of the amygdala and hippocampal complex
- E. Phelps
- Psychology, BiologyCurrent Opinion in Neurobiology
- 1 April 2004
Lesions of the human amygdala impair enhanced perception of emotionally salient events
Under conditions of limited attention for normal perceptual awareness, it is shown that healthy observers demonstrate robust benefits for the perception of verbal stimuli of aversive content compared with stimuli of neutral content.
Contributions of the Amygdala to Emotion Processing: From Animal Models to Human Behavior
Classical fear conditioning in the anxiety disorders: a meta-analysis.