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 language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Handbook of Neurochemistry and Molecular Neurobiology|
|Subtitle of host publication||Behavioral Neurochemistry, Neuroendocrinology and Molecular Neurobiology|
|Number of pages||19|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2007|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)