Neuroscience Work-in-Progress: Ekaterina Likntik, Hunter College
Inhibitory signaling sculpts communication in prefrontal – amygdala – basal forebrain network during emotion regulation
Appropriate response selection to threatening and non-threatening stimuli is imperative for learning and survival. During fear suppression to non-threatening stimuli, the prefrontal cortex is thought regulate downstream regions, thereby decreasing autonomic arousal and fear expression. I will present data showing how prefrontal communication with the amygdala and the basal forebrain engages inhibitory cell groups in these structures, thereby sculpting the physiology and behavior as fear decreases.
July 3, 2018
Advanced Science Research Center, GC/CUNY
85 St. Nicholas Terrace
5th Floor Data Visualization Room