Central amygdala cells for learning and expressing aversive emotional memories

Li, B. (2019) Central amygdala cells for learning and expressing aversive emotional memories. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 26. pp. 40-45. ISSN 23521546 (ISSN)

URL: https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2....
DOI: 10.1016/j.cobeha.2018.09.012


Anticipatory defensive responses to an aversive or harmful event depend on memories linking the event with the predictive environmental cues. Extensive evidence indicates that the central amygdala is essential for the acquisition and recall of such memories. The evidence came initially from studies that relied on traditional lesion and pharmacological techniques, and recently from studies in which new methodologies were used to target, record and manipulate neuronal activities with improved precision and specificity. In this review, I will discuss the current understanding of the roles of central amygdala neurons in the learning and expression of defensive behaviors, with a focus on the major neuronal populations identified on the basis of their genetic markers. © 2018 Elsevier Ltd

Item Type: Paper
Subjects: organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > tissues types and functions > amygdala
organism description > animal behavior
organism description > animal behavior > memory
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Communities: CSHL labs > Li lab
Depositing User: Matthew Dunn
Date: 2019
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2018 20:02
Last Modified: 22 May 2019 15:08
PMCID: PMC6474411
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URI: https://repository.cshl.edu/id/eprint/37276

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