Role of the hippocampus and amygdala in the extinction of fear-motivated learning.

@article{Vianna2004RoleOT,
  title={Role of the hippocampus and amygdala in the extinction of fear-motivated learning.},
  author={Monica Ryff Moreira Vianna and Adriana Simon Coitinho and Ivan A. Izquierdo},
  journal={Current neurovascular research},
  year={2004},
  volume={1 1},
  pages={
          55-60
        }
}
Fear-motivated learning is at the root of phobias, panic, generalized anxiety and the posttraumatic stress disorder. This makes the inhibition of fear-motivated behavior a therapeutic desideratum in these diseases. The simplest way to accomplish this is by extinction, a procedure by which a given association between a conditioned stimulus or context (CS) and a fearsome event is replaced by a new association between the CS and the lack of the fearsome stimulus. This is a new learning for the… CONTINUE READING