Central amygdala activity during fear conditioning.

  title={Central amygdala activity during fear conditioning.},
  author={Sevil Duvarci and Daniela M Popa and Denis Par{\'e}},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  volume={31 1},
The central amygdala (Ce), particularly its medial sector (CeM), is the main output station of the amygdala for conditioned fear responses. However, there is uncertainty regarding the nature of CeM control over conditioned fear. The present study aimed to clarify this question using unit recordings in rats. Fear conditioning caused most CeM neurons to increase their conditioned stimulus (CS) responsiveness. The next day, CeM cells responded similarly during the recall test, but these responses… CONTINUE READING