Psychotherapy and Neuroscience

Fear Conditioning

The encoding and storage of fear conditioning memory is implicit and involves limbic-midbrain structures. As demonstrated in MEMORY/Illustrations section of this website without a viable hippocampus, the memory is not cue independent retrievable after the conditioning event. As will be demonstrated later in this web site, retrieval processes mediate consolidation, which as noted earlier, declares the memory to help to facilitate its internalization.