Abnormal Fear Conditioning and Amygdala Processing in an Animal Model of Autism

Abstract

A core feature of autism spectrum disorders is the impairment in social interactions. Among other brain regions, a deficit in amygdala processing has been suggested to underlie this impairment, but whether the amygdala is processing fear abnormally in autism, is yet not clear. We used the valproic acid (VPA) rat model of autism to (a) screen for autism-like… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/sj.npp.1301453

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