Title: Conditioned fear extinction and reinstatement in a human fear-potentiated startle paradigm
Authors: Norrholm, Seth D ×
Jovanovic, Tanja
Vervliet, Bram
Myers, Karyn M
Davis, Michael
Rothbaum, Barbara O
Duncan, Erica J #
Issue Date: Nov-2006
Publisher: Cold spring harbor lab press, publications dept
Series Title: Learning & Memory vol:13 issue:6 pages:681-685
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to analyze fear extinction and reinstatement in humans using fear-potentiated startle. Participants were fear conditioned using a simple discrimination procedure with colored lights as the conditioned stimuli (CSs) and an airblast to the throat as the unconditioned stimulus ( US). Participants were extinguished 24 h after fear conditioning. Upon presentation of unsignaled USs after extinction, participants displayed significant fear reinstatement. In summary, these procedures produced robust fear-potentiated startle, significant CS+/CS- discrimination, within-session extinction, and significant reinstatement. This is the first demonstration of fear extinction and reinstatement in humans using startle measures.
ISSN: 1072-0502
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Centre for Psychology of Learning and Experimental Psychopathology
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

Files in This Item:

There are no files associated with this item.

Request a copy


All items in Lirias are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved.

© Web of science