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A pain in the ACC

Paul W Frankland12* and Cátia M Teixeira1

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1 Programs in Integrative Biology and Brain & Behaviour, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada

2 Department of Physiology and Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

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Molecular Pain 2005, 1:14  doi:10.1186/1744-8069-1-14

Published: 31 March 2005


An emerging theme in systems neurobiology is that even simple forms of memory depend on activity in a broad network of cortical and subcortical brain regions. One key challenge is to understand how different components of these complex networks contribute to memory. In a new study in Molecular Pain, Tang and colleagues use a novel set of approaches to characterize the role of the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) in the formation of Pavlovian fear memories.