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Emotional Memory Conditioned Contextual fear a variation of classical conditioning A type of implicit memory Any meaningless stimulus associated with a fearful stimulus creates fear; therefore the context becomes a cause for fear In the context of the unconditioned stimulus event This signals potentially dangerous situations The autonomic system jumps in & produces increases in blood pressure, breathing, & heart rate
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Does it go away? Extinction does occur after repeated presentations of the UCS with no UR However, there is “spontaneous recovery” of the conditioned responses under stress
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The Amygdala’s Role in Emotional Memory If the amydala is removed in monkeys: lost terror of previously feared objects didn’t avoid noxious stimuli ate inappropriate objects tried to copulate with other species no fear conditioning no contextual fear conditioning if hippocampus function is also impaired
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What about in humans (with no amydala)? Fear is lost but other emotions too as well as
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