Emotional connection

Faber, Louise (2009) Emotional connection. Australasian science, 30 4: 25-27.

Author Faber, Louise
Title Emotional connection
Journal name Australasian science
ISSN 1440-3919
Publication date 2009-05
Sub-type Other
Volume 30
Issue 4
Start page 25
End page 27
Total pages 3
Place of publication Doncaster, Vic.
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Language eng
Subject 1109 Neurosciences
Abstract Following fear conditioning and the associated synaptic plasticity, a larger EPSP is evoked in neurons in the amygdala following presentation of the sound, and amygdala neurons are more likely to trigger a fear response via downstream pathways. Since the increase in EPSP can persist for years, the increased likelihood of triggering the fear response may also last for years, underlying the formation of phobias or anxiety disorders. Since synaptic plasticity is thought to underlie the laying down of memories, this action on SK channels may be a way in which noradrenaline enhances emotional memory formation in the amygdala.
Keyword Neurons
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Other
Collection: Queensland Brain Institute Publications
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