Journal article

Auditory specific fear conditioning results in increased levels of synaptophysin in the basolateral amygdala

Jess Nithianantharajah, Mark Murphy

NEUROBIOLOGY OF LEARNING AND MEMORY | ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE | Published : 2008

Abstract

Auditory fear conditioning is one of the most well characterized models used in studies of learning and memory. In order to ensure the animals have been conditioned to fear the auditory stimulus, animals are generally tested for their response to this stimulus in a different context to that used for training. For this reason it is often unclear how much contextual fear conditioning the animals also acquire when they are trained. In this study, we have established a protocol for fear conditioning in mice which is explicit for auditory cues; mice trained using this protocol, show a very low fear response to contextual cues encountered during training. We have undertaken analysis to look for po..

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