Masked Fears

Carlos Toledo
Carlos Toledo

Allegoric depiction of fear masking in amygdala. One group of nerve cells in the brain controls the fear behaviour (right). This can be suppressed by a second group of nerve cells (left) – but the fear is only masked, and has not disappeared completely. Slightly modified version of illustration used for:

Vlachos I, Herry C, Lüthi A, Aertsen A and Kumar A (2011) Context-Dependent Encoding of Fear and Extinction Memories in a Large-Scale Network Model of the Basal Amygdala. PLoS Comput Biol 7(3): e1001104. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1001104

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