fear conditioning


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fear conditioning

A conditioned response induced by linking an intense noxious stimulus to an unrelated stimulus–eg, auditory stimulus. See Fight-or-Flight response.
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Effects of Elevation of Brain Magnesium on Fear Conditioning, Fear Extinction, and Synaptic Plasticity in the Infralimbic Prefrontal Cortex and Lateral Amygdala.
In contextual fear conditioning, experimental subjects are placed in an emotionally neutral context (such as a room) and presented an aversive stimulus (such as an electrical shock).
Quirk's research focuses on the neural circuits of fear regulation, using rodent and human models of fear conditioning, extinction, and active avoidance.
Panic attacks in the index case acted as a fear conditioning factor and maintained the vicious cycle of anxiety leading to avoidance.
As for avoiding fear conditioning, all parents want to protect their children from scary experiences, but it is not always possible.
He cited work with animals in which fear conditioning can be unlearned.
For example, the hippocampus, located directly behind the amygdala also regulates aggression and contextual fear conditioning.
CREBZR and wild-type mice have been pretreated with the activator TAM or vehicle (VEH, peanut oil) and studied in a discrete cue (tone) and in a contextual fear conditioning task.
Contextual fear conditioning is associated with an increase of acetylcholine release in the hippocampus of rat.
We used contextual fear conditioning to assess hippocampaldependent memory, which has been reported to be uniquely vulnerable to early-life insults (Williamson et al.