The Role of the Amygdala in the Extinction of Conditioned Fear

@article{Barad2006TheRO,
  title={The Role of the Amygdala in the Extinction of Conditioned Fear},
  author={Mark Barad and Po-Wu Gean and Beat Lutz},
  journal={Biological Psychiatry},
  year={2006},
  volume={60},
  pages={322-328}
}
The amygdala has long been known to play a central role in the acquisition and expression of fear. More recently, convergent evidence has implicated the amygdala in the extinction of fear as well. In rodents, some of this evidence comes from the infusion of drugs directly into the amygdala and, in particular, into the basolateral complex of the amygdala, during or after extinction learning. In vivo electrophysiology has identified cellular correlates of extinction learning and memory in the… CONTINUE READING

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