Destruction of the inferior colliculus disrupts the production and inhibition of fear conditioned to an acoustic stimulus.

@article{Heldt2003DestructionOT,
  title={Destruction of the inferior colliculus disrupts the production and inhibition of fear conditioned to an acoustic stimulus.},
  author={Scott A. Heldt and William A. Falls},
  journal={Behavioural brain research},
  year={2003},
  volume={144 1-2},
  pages={175-85}
}
The inferior colliculus (IC) is the major source of auditory information involved in processing the behavioral significance of acoustic stimuli. In the current study, we assessed whether the IC is a critical source of information which mediates the expression of fear and the inhibition of fear conditioned to an auditory stimulus. Fear and the inhibition of fear were tested by measuring fear-potentiated startle. In Experiment 1, we demonstrated that rats which received electrolytic lesions of… CONTINUE READING