Synaptic potentiation in the nociceptive amygdala following fear learning in mice

@inproceedings{Watabe2013SynapticPI,
  title={Synaptic potentiation in the nociceptive amygdala following fear learning in mice},
  author={Ayako M. Watabe and Toshitaka Ochiai and Masashi Nagase and Yukari Takahashi and Masaru Sato and Fusao Kato},
  booktitle={Molecular Brain},
  year={2013}
}
Pavlovian fear conditioning is a classical form of associative learning, which depends on associative synaptic plasticity in the amygdala. Recent findings suggest that the central amygdala (CeA) plays an active role in the acquisition of fear learning. However, little is known about the synaptic properties of the CeA in fear learning. The capsular part of the central amygdala (CeC) receives direct nociceptive information from the external part of the lateral parabrachial nucleus (lPB), as well… CONTINUE READING