A discrete population of neurons in the lateral amygdala is specifically activated by contextual fear conditioning.

@article{Wilson2009ADP,
  title={A discrete population of neurons in the lateral amygdala is specifically activated by contextual fear conditioning.},
  author={Y M Wilson and Mark Murphy},
  journal={Learning & memory},
  year={2009},
  volume={16 6},
  pages={357-61}
}
There is no clear identification of the neurons involved in fear conditioning in the amygdala. To search for these neurons, we have used a genetic approach, the fos-tau-lacZ (FTL) mouse, to map functionally activated expression in neurons following contextual fear conditioning. We have identified a discrete population of neurons in the lateral amygdala that are activated specifically following learning. These neurons have the morphology of principal neurons of the amygdala, and are… CONTINUE READING

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 13 extracted citations

The structure of Pavlovian fear conditioning in the amygdala

Brain Structure and Function • 2012
View 4 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 44 references

Activation of ERK/MAP kinase in the amygdala is required for memory consolidation of pavlovian fear conditioning.

The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience • 2000
View 7 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

The amygdala

Current Biology • 2007
View 2 Excerpts

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…