Title: Beyond extinction: Erasing human fear responses and preventing the return of fear
Authors: Kindt, Merel ×
Soeter, Marieke
Vervliet, Bram #
Issue Date: Mar-2009
Publisher: Nature publishing group
Series Title: Nature neuroscience vol:12 issue:3 pages:256-258
Abstract: Animal studies have shown that fear memories can change when recalled, a process referred to as reconsolidation. We found that oral administration of the beta-adrenergic receptor antagonist propranolol before memory reactivation in humans erased the behavioral expression of the fear memory 24 h later and prevented the return of fear. Disrupting the reconsolidation of fear memory opens up new avenues for providing a long-term cure for patients with emotional disorders.
ISSN: 1097-6256
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Centre for Psychology of Learning and Experimental Psychopathology
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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