Neurochemistry/neuropharmacology of fear and fear conditioning

G. E. Schafe, J. E. Le Doux

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Over the last 20 years, research on emotion has enjoyed a resurgence in the neurosciences. Nowhere has this been more evident than in the fear system of the brain. In this chapter, we discuss the brain's fear learning system from a neurochemical and pharmacological perspective. We focus on the neurochemical and biochemical events that underlie fear memory consolidation or the processes whereby short-term fear memories are gradually transformed into stable, long-term fear memories.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Neurochemistry and Molecular Neurobiology
Subtitle of host publicationBehavioral Neurochemistry, Neuroendocrinology and Molecular Neurobiology
PublisherSpringer US
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9780387303468
StatePublished - 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Neuroscience
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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