Neurochemistry/neuropharmacology of fear and fear conditioning

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

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Abstract

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
Pages689-707
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9780387303468
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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Schafe, G. E., & Le Doux, J. E. (2007). Neurochemistry/neuropharmacology of fear and fear conditioning. In Handbook of Neurochemistry and Molecular Neurobiology: Behavioral Neurochemistry, Neuroendocrinology and Molecular Neurobiology (pp. 689-707). Springer US. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-30405-2_18