Updating Fearful Memories with Extinction Training during Reconsolidation: A Human Study Using Auditory Aversive Stimuli

  title={Updating Fearful Memories with Extinction Training during Reconsolidation: A Human Study Using Auditory Aversive Stimuli},
  author={Javiera P. Oyarz{\'u}n and Diana L{\'o}pez-Barroso and Llu{\'i}s Fuentemilla and David Cucurell and Carmen Pedraza and Antoni Rodr{\'i}guez-Fornells and Ruth de Diego-Balaguer},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
Learning to fear danger in the environment is essential to survival, but dysregulation of the fear system is at the core of many anxiety disorders. As a consequence, a great interest has emerged in developing strategies for suppressing fear memories in maladaptive cases. Recent research has focused in the process of reconsolidation where memories become labile after being retrieved. In a behavioral manipulation, Schiller et al., (2010) reported that extinction training, administrated during… 

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