title How Does It Feel? Closing the Gap Between Unconscious and Conscious Emotion
description "Using classical fear conditioning as way of inducing emotional memories in rats, they have mapped the neural pathways by which sensory stimuli enter and flow through the brain in the process of fear learning. This work implicated specific circuits in within the amygdala as essential for the formation of memories of the fear conditioning experience. It is now clear that the same brain system underlies fear learning in and humans. The detailed mechanisms of fear, which can only be uncovered through animal studies, are thus applicable to understanding fear processing in the human brain."
producer NIH Neuroscience Seminar Series
featuring Joseph Ledoux, Ph.D., New York University
direct video link http://videocast.nih.gov/ram/nss020507.ram
Tags: webcast brain neuroscience memory emotion