Basolateral amygdala activity during the retrieval of associative learning under anesthesia.

@article{Fenton2013BasolateralAA,
  title={Basolateral amygdala activity during the retrieval of associative learning under anesthesia.},
  author={Georgina E. Fenton and Clare H Spicer and David M. Halliday and Robert Mason and Carl W Stevenson},
  journal={Neuroscience},
  year={2013},
  volume={233},
  pages={146-56}
}
Associative learning can occur under anesthesia and its neural correlates have begun to be elucidated. During discrimination learning under anesthesia in rats, lateral amygdala excitability increases in response to a conditioned stimulus (CS+) previously paired with electrical stimulation of the paw but not to another stimulus presented alone (CS-). Similarly, medial prefrontal cortex activity increases selectively during CS+ presentation after discrimination learning but this occurs only in… CONTINUE READING