Startle potentiation by threat of aversive stimuli and darkness in adolescents: a multi-site study.

@article{Grillon1999StartlePB,
  title={Startle potentiation by threat of aversive stimuli and darkness in adolescents: a multi-site study.},
  author={Christian Grillon and Kathleen Ries Merikangas and Lisa Dierker and Nancy C. Snidman and Rosa I. Arriaga and Jerome Kagan and Bonny Donzella and Thomas N Dikel and Charmaine Nelson},
  journal={International journal of psychophysiology : official journal of the International Organization of Psychophysiology},
  year={1999},
  volume={32 1},
  pages={63-73}
}
In recent years, the startle reflex has become an exciting new tool to investigate affective responses to aversive stimuli in humans. The popularity of this methodology is largely based on the substantial amount of animal research available on this topic. Several procedures have been developed to examine startle potentiation in humans, but most studies have been carried out in adults and may not be appropriate for children or adolescents. The present study is a multi-site project (Yale… CONTINUE READING