There is more than the amygdala: potential threat assessment in the cingulate cortex.

@article{Fiddick2011ThereIM,
  title={There is more than the amygdala: potential threat assessment in the cingulate cortex.},
  author={Laurence Fiddick},
  journal={Neuroscience and biobehavioral reviews},
  year={2011},
  volume={35 4},
  pages={1007-18}
}
Fear conditioning with its neurological basis in the amygdala and associated structures provides an important model of anxiety disorders. However, this review will argue for a distinction between fear-provoking immediate and anxiety-provoking potential threats, with the amygdala processing immediate threats and the cingulate cortex (and insular) processing potential threats. Four independent but related literatures are reviewed to bolster this argument: (1) rodent remote contextual fear… CONTINUE READING

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