Synapse-Specific Encoding of Fear Memory in the Amygdala Academic Article uri icon


  • Input specificity is a fundamental property of long-term potentiation (LTP), but it is not known if learning is mediated by synapse-specific plasticity. Kim and Cho (2017) now show that fear conditioning is mediated by synapse-specific LTP in the amygdala, allowing animals to discriminate stimuli that predict threat from those that do not.

altmetric score

  • 3.25

author list (cited authors)

  • Maren, S.

citation count

  • 6

publication date

  • August 2017

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