Selective erasure of a fear memory.

@article{Han2009SelectiveEO,
  title={Selective erasure of a fear memory.},
  author={Jin-Hee Han and Steven A Kushner and Adelaide P. Yiu and Hwa-Lin Liz Hsiang and Thorsten Buch and Ari Waisman and Bruno Bontempi and Rachael Lee Neve and Paul W. Frankland and Sheena A. Josselyn},
  journal={Science},
  year={2009},
  volume={323 5920},
  pages={1492-6}
}
Memories are thought to be encoded by sparsely distributed groups of neurons. However, identifying the precise neurons supporting a given memory (the memory trace) has been a long-standing challenge. We have shown previously that lateral amygdala (LA) neurons with increased cyclic adenosine monophosphate response element-binding protein (CREB) are preferentially activated by fear memory expression, which suggests that they are selectively recruited into the memory trace. We used an inducible… CONTINUE READING
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