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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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