Fear Memory

Imaging Analysis Suggests How Ketamine Treatment Might Have Helped Reduce Chronic PTSD Symptoms in Trial Subjects
A new study has analyzed detailed brain imaging data of individuals with chronic PTSD who were treated in a clinical trial with ketamine. Results suggest that improvements in PTSD symptoms that were… Read More
Experiments in Rodents Suggest Feasibility of Modifying or Erasing Traumatic Fear Memories
Researchers led by BBRF Scientific Council member and 2017 Distinguished Investigator Stephen Maren, Ph.D., report they have demonstrated in animal experiments the ability to retrieve and weaken or… Read More
Brain Circuit Might be Targeted to Inhibit Threat Response in the Presence of a “Safety” Signal
Researchers have discovered a brain circuit that appears to enable both rodents and people to inhibit their threat response in the presence of a learned “safety signal.” The research suggests it may… Read More
Researchers Pinpoint Biological Differences Underlying the Way Males and Females Process Fear Memories
Males and females have different susceptibility to trauma- and stress-related disorders like anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), past studies have revealed. For instance, women develop… Read More
Findings About a Fear-Driven Learning Circuit Could Inform Efforts to Develop More Effective Ptsd Treatments
Fearful experiences leave behind fearful memories. These memories can help us learn to be more careful. But they become destructive in their own right for people with post-traumatic stress disorder (… Read More