Search for dissertations about: "fear conditioning"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 25 swedish dissertations containing the words fear conditioning.

  1. 1. Erasing Fear : Effect of Disrupting Fear Memory Reconsolidation on Central and Peripheral Nervous System Activity

    Author : Thomas Ågren; Mats Fredrikson; Tomas Furmark; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Memory reconsolidation; fear conditioning; serotonin; dopamine; polymorphism; gene; exposure therapy; fMRI; amygdala;

    Abstract : Fear memories, here defined as learned associations between a stimulus and a physiological fear reaction, are formed through fear conditioning. In animals, fear memories, present in the lateral amygdala, undergo reconsolidation after recall. READ MORE

  2. 2. The Amygdala, Fear and Reconsolidation : Neural and Behavioral Effects of Retrieval-Extinction in Fear Conditioning and Spider Phobia

    Author : Johannes Björkstrand; Mats Fredrikson; Emily Holmes; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Fear conditioning; phobia; memory reconsolidation; retrieval-extinction; exposure therapy; amygdala; fMRI; Psychology; Psykologi;

    Abstract : The amygdala is crucially involved in the acquisition and retention of fear memories. Experimental research on fear conditioning has shown that memory retrieval shortly followed by pharmacological manipulations or extinction, thereby interfering with memory reconsolidation, decreases later fear expression. READ MORE

  3. 3. Imaging fear and anxiety in the human brain : Positron emission tomographic studies

    Author : Håkan Fischer; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Psychology; fear; anxiety; panic; conditioning; human; brain; neuroimaging; positron emission tomography; PET; Psykologi; Psychology; Psykologi; Psychology; psykologi;

    Abstract : Fear and anxiety are central human experiences. However, the relation between aspects of these aversive emotional states and brain function have previously been studied mostly in animals. READ MORE

  4. 4. Serotonin in Fear and Anxiety

    Author : S Melker Hagsäter; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []

    Abstract : That the neurotransmitter serotonin (5-HT) has a central role in fear and anxiety is supported by numerous experimental and clinical studies. Arguably the most illustrative example is the effect of serotonergic-acting drugs, and in particular the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), in the treatment of anxiety disorders. READ MORE

  5. 5. Wake and be fine? : The effect of sleep on emotional memory

    Author : Per Davidson; Institutionen för psykologi; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Sleep; Emotional memory; Fear conditioning; Fear Generalization; Think No-Think; Memory Suppression;

    Abstract : The aim of this thesis was to examine the effect of sleep on emotional memories. The first two studies examined the role of sleep in the generalization of fear learning and the third study examined how sleep affected the forgetting of unwanted emotional memories. READ MORE