What Can Fear Conditioning Tell Us About Posttraumatic Stress Disorder?

Jacek Debiec, Joseph E. LeDoux

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Handbook of Stress
Subtitle of host publicationNeuropsychological Effects on the Brain
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9781444330236
StatePublished - Oct 14 2011


  • Amygdala inputs and outputs
  • Amygdale in appetitive conditioning
  • Auditory fear conditioning
  • Biochemical pathways
  • Fear conditioning, and posttraumatic stress disorder
  • Fear conditioning, model of fear and anxiety
  • Lateral and basal nuclei of amygdala (LBA)
  • Neurocircuitry of fear conditioning
  • PTSD, severe psychological trauma
  • Simple associations triggering stress responses

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology

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