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    • Active Avoidance Requires a Serial Basal Amygdala to Nucleus Accumbens Shell Circuit 

      Ramirez, Franchesca; Moscarello, J. M.; LeDoux, J. E.; Sears, R. M. (Society for Neuroscience, 2015)
      Freezing is a species-typical defensive reaction to conditioned threats. While the neural circuitry of aversive Pavlovian behavior has been extensively studied, less is known about the circuitry underlying more active ...
    • Stressor controllability modulates fear extinction in humans 

      Hartley, Catherine A.; Gorun, Alyson; Reddan, Marianne C.; Ramirez, Franchesca; Phelps, Elizabeth A. (Elsevier BV, 2014)
      Traumatic events are proposed to play a role in the development of anxiety disorders, however not all individuals exposed to extreme stress experience a pathological increase in fear. Recent studies in animal models suggest ...