Inhibition of amygdaloid dopamine D2 receptors impairs emotional learning measured with fear-potentiated startle.

@article{Greba2001InhibitionOA,
  title={Inhibition of amygdaloid dopamine D2 receptors impairs emotional learning measured with fear-potentiated startle.},
  author={Quentin Greba and Anna Gifkins and Larry Kokkinidis},
  journal={Brain research},
  year={2001},
  volume={899 1-2},
  pages={218-26}
}
Considerable advances have been made in understanding the neurocircuitry underlying the acquisition and expression of Pavlovian conditioned fear responses. Within the complex cellular and molecular processes mediating fearfulness, amygdaloid dopamine (DA), originating from cells in the ventral tegmental area (VTA) of the midbrain, is thought to contribute… CONTINUE READING