Fright or Delight? Dopamine-Mediated Fear Response in the Amygdala
Since little is known about how dopamine affects aversive learning in humans, Frick et al. recently sought to describe the role of dopamine in fear memory formation within the human amygdala, which we review in this blog post.
Passive Avoidance Response in Rats: Effects of Handling and Novel Object Recognition
Storing aversive memories is important to survival, but learned avoidance responses decrease over time without reinforcement. Since little is known about the mechanisms behind this process, Bengoetxea de Tena et al. evaluated how naive rats respond to a learning and memory task under fear conditions in a recently published study, which we review in this blog post.
#ExpertAnswers: Raul Andero on Fear Memory in a Rodent ModelDarius Soo Lum
Raul Andero answers questions from a webinar where he presented research on sex-dependent differences in the consolidation of fear memory in a rodent model.
Sex Differences in Fear Memory
Dr. Raül Andero Galí presents research on sex-dependent differences in the consolidation of fear memory in a rodent model.