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Special Issue "Neurobiology of Fear: From Basic Mechanisms to Therapeutic Approaches"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 November 2019).
The neural mechanisms mediating fear learning and memory are highly conserved and increasingly well-delineated. The examination of these basic mechanisms allows us to better understand the pathophysiology of fear-related disorders such as specific phobias and posttraumatic stress disorder. Recently, extensive efforts have been made in understanding the neural mechanisms of extinction and reconsolidation of fear memories, as they carry therapeutic potential for the treatment of these psychiatric conditions. Despite this tremendous progress, our understanding of sex differences in, and developmental influences on fear memory mechanisms and vulnerability for fear-related dysfunction remains underdeveloped. The goals of this Special Issue are to 1) provide an overview of basic fear memory mechanisms and of the current advances on this topic; 2) highlight pre-clinical and clinical approaches to the treatment of fear-related disorders; 3) examine sex differences in fear memory mechanisms and in the propensity toward the development of fear-related disorders; 4) outline developmental influences on the mechanisms mediating fear memories and the maintenance of those memories.
Dr. Jennifer J. Quinn
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- Prefrontal Cortex
- Bed nucleus of the stria terminalis
- Sex differences
- Developmental influences
- Specific phobias
- Posttraumatic stress disorder