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A review of boundary conditions and variables involved in the prevention of return of fear after post-retrieval extinction

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Zuccolo, Pedro Fonseca [1] ; Leite Hunziker, Maria Helena [1]
Total Authors: 2
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Expt Psychol, Ave Prof Mello Moraes 1721, BR-05508030 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: Behavioural Processes; v. 162, p. 39-54, MAY 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Experimental evidence suggests that the return of fear may be prevented by post-retrieval extinction (PRE), a procedure consisting of extinction training after the presentation of a retrieval cue. However, attempts to replicate these findings have yielded mixed results, with some studies showing diminished fear responses after PRE, whereas others show no effect on the return of fear following this procedure. The discrepancies across studies have been interpreted as evidence that there might be conditions under which PRE is not effective (boundary conditions), but these variables have yet to be fully described. We aimed to provide an overview of PRE in humans. We briefly present the theory and research that originated post-retrieval procedures with a focus on the experimental setup used in human studies. We continue with a compilation of possible experimental boundary conditions along with some questions for future research. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/18516-8 - Aversive respondent conditioning: effects of CS presentation during extinction training on CR resurgence
Grantee:Maria Helena Leite Hunziker
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 11/16088-9 - Aversive respondent conditioning: effects of CS presentation during extinction on the ressurgence of the Cr
Grantee:Pedro Fonseca Zuccolo
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master