Neural Circuits of Contextual Fear and Extinction: Contributions of the Basal Amygdala and Bed Nucleus of the Stria Terminalis.

Sasaki Russell, Jennifer.


  • Abstract: Feelings of fear and anxiety are evolutionarily conserved traits which have been selected to be protective against dangerous situations, but their effects can be debilitating when uncontrolled. Examples of uncontrolled fear responses include post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and a variety of fear and anxiety disorders that afflict approximately 18% of the adult US population. Many of... read more
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