A risk variant for alcoholism in the NMDA receptor affects amygdala activity during fear conditioning in humans.


People at high risk for alcoholism show deficits in aversive learning, as indicated by impaired electrodermal responses during fear conditioning, a basic form of associative learning that depends on the amygdala. A positive family history of alcohol dependence has also been related to decreased amygdala responses during emotional processing. In the present… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2013.05.006


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