Are fear memories erasable?–reconsolidation of learned fear with fear-relevant and fear-irrelevant stimuli

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Golkar, Armita ; Bellander, Martin ; Olsson, Andreas ; Öhman, Arne (2012)
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
  • Journal: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, volume 6 (issn: 1662-5153, eissn: 1662-5153)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2012.00080/full, doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2012.00080, pmc: PMC3501228
  • Subject: fear-relevant | extinction | SCR | Neurosciences. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry | Neuroscience | RC321-571 | fear learning | Original Research Article | FPS | fear-potentiated startle | reconsolidation

Recent advances in the field of fear learning have demonstrated that a single reminder exposure prior to extinction training can prevent the return of extinguished fear by disrupting the process of reconsolidation. These findings have however proven hard to replicate in... View more
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