The nonhuman primate amygdala is necessary for the acquisition but not the retention of fear-potentiated startle.

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BACKGROUND In a previous study, we found that rhesus monkeys prepared with bilateral lesions of the amygdala failed to acquire fear-potentiated startle to a visual cue. However, a second group of monkeys, which received the lesion after training, successfully demonstrated fear-potentiated startle learned prior to the lesion. METHODS In the current… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2008.07.007

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