About This Event
Fear conditioning and fear extinction are two well studied types of behaviour that explain how we learn about fear and react to it. Amygdala, hippocampus and prefrontal cortex are the structures that play the key role in this behaviour. Same structures are involved in anxiety and fear related disorders ( e.g. PTSD) which are twice as common in females. This data suggests the existence of neurobiological base for this gender- difference. In this discourse we’ll explain : gender differences in learning and memory of fear, fear extinction and anxiety-disorders, as well as some results of the conducted studies, examples of SNPs that are the cause of such difference and how sex hormones affect our reaction to fear.