Safety signals in the primate amygdala.

@article{GenudGabai2013SafetySI,
  title={Safety signals in the primate amygdala.},
  author={Rotem Genud-Gabai and Oded Klavir and Rony Paz},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={2013},
  volume={33 46},
  pages={17986-94}
}
The ability to distinguish danger from safety is crucial for survival. On the other hand, anxiety disorders can result from failures to dissociate safe cues from those that predict dangerous outcomes. The amygdala plays a major role in learning and signaling danger, and recently, evidence accumulates that it also acquires information to signal safety. Traditionally, safety is explored by paradigms that change the value of a previously dangerous cue, such as extinction or reversal; or by… CONTINUE READING
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