Category Archives: contextual fear memory

New study identifies region of brain responsible for conditioned fear memory.

Despite the global medical community’s understanding of the significance of the prefrontal cortex in the consolidation of long-term memories, its role in the encoding of long-term memory remains elusive.  Now, a study from researchers at The Scripps Research Institute identifies a sub-region in the prefrontal cortex that works to form a particular kind of memory, fear-associated with a specific environmental cue,

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