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Pavlovian olfactory fear conditioning: Its neural circuity and importance for understanding clinical fear-based disorders
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-21, 00:21 authored by Hakim, M, Battle, AR, Belmer, A, Bartlett, SE, Otto JohnsonOtto Johnson, Chehrehasa, F
Odors have proven to be the most resilient trigger for memories of high emotional saliency. Fear associated olfactory memories pose a detrimental threat of potentially transforming into severe mental illness such as fear and anxiety-related disorders. Many studies have deliberated on auditory, visual and general contextual fear memory (CFC) processes; however, fewer studies have investigated mechanisms of olfactory fear memory. Evidence strongly suggests that the neuroanatomical representation of olfactory fear memory differs from that of auditory and visual fear memory. The aim of this review article is to revisit the literature regarding the understanding of the neurobiological process of fear conditioning and to illustrate the circuitry of olfactory fear memory.
Publication titleFrontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
Department/SchoolSchool of Psychological Sciences
PublisherFrontiers Research Foundation
Place of publicationSwitzerland
Rights statementCopyright © 2019 Hakim, Battle, Belmer, Bartlett, Johnson and Chehrehasa. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).