More than just noise: Inter-individual differences in fear acquisition, extinction and return of fear in humans - Biological, experiential, temperamental factors, and methodological pitfalls.

@article{Lonsdorf2017MoreTJ,
  title={More than just noise: Inter-individual differences in fear acquisition, extinction and return of fear in humans - Biological, experiential, temperamental factors, and methodological pitfalls.},
  author={Tina B. Lonsdorf and Christian J. Merz},
  journal={Neuroscience and biobehavioral reviews},
  year={2017},
  volume={80},
  pages={
          703-728
        }
}
Why do only some individuals develop pathological anxiety following adverse events? Fear acquisition, extinction and return of fear paradigms serve as experimental learning models for the development, treatment and relapse of anxiety. Individual differences in experimental performance were however mostly regarded as 'noise' by researchers interested in basic associative learning principles. Our work for the first time presents a comprehensive literature overview and methodological discussion on… CONTINUE READING
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