3 years ago

Fear, Anxiety, and the Amygdala

Pankaj Sah

Lee et al. (2017) show that in the basolateral amygdala (BLA), fear and reward are encoded by phasic activation of distinct populations of neurons, while anxiety results in persistent activity changes. This study raises questions about how sensory inputs are encoded in the basal amygdala.

Publisher URL: http://www.cell.com/neuron/fulltext/S0896-6273(17)30853-X

DOI: 10.1016/j.neuron.2017.09.013

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