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Extinction Training During the Reconsolidation Window Prevents Recovery of Fear
 

Extinction Training During the Reconsolidation Window Prevents Recovery of Fear

Article DOI: 10.3791/3893
August 24th, 2012

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Summary August 24th, 2012

Conditioned fear can be diminished through an inhibitory process called extinction, but can resurface under conditions such as the passage of time or exposure to stress. Our protocol presents a novel way of preventing fear recovery by introducing extinction during the reconsolidation window (the re-storage phase of a reactivated memory).

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