Discriminative auditory fear learning requires both tuned and nontuned auditory pathways to the amygdala.

@article{Antunes2010DiscriminativeAF,
  title={Discriminative auditory fear learning requires both tuned and nontuned auditory pathways to the amygdala.},
  author={Raquel Antunes and Marta A Moita},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={2010},
  volume={30 29},
  pages={9782-7}
}
The auditory system has two parallel streams in the brain that have been implicated in auditory fear learning. The lemniscal stream has selective neurons that are tonotopically organized and is thought to be important for sound discrimination. The nonlemniscal stream has less selective neurons, which are not tonotopically organized, and is thought to be important for multimodal processing and for several forms of learning. Therefore, it has been hypothesized that the lemniscal, but not the… CONTINUE READING