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Vagus Nerve Stimulation as a Tool to Induce Plasticity in Pathways Relevant for Extinction Learning

DOI :

10.3791/53032-v

August 21st, 2015

August 21st, 2015

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1School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, The University of Texas at Dallas

Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) has emerged as a tool to induce targeted synaptic plasticity in the forebrain to modify a range of behaviors. This protocol describes how to implement VNS to facilitate the consolidation of fear extinction memory.

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