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How the Brain Learns to Forget - The Neural Signature of Fear Memory Erasure

Publications

Trait anxiety is associated with reduced typicality asymmetry in fear generalization

Author(s): Alex H.K. Wong, Tom Beckers
Published in: Behaviour Research and Therapy, 138, 2021, Page(s) 103802, ISSN 0005-7967
Publisher: Pergamon Press Ltd.
DOI: 10.1016/j.brat.2021.103802

Preventing the return of fear in humans using reconsolidation update mechanisms: A verification report of Schiller et al. (2010)

Author(s): Anastasia Chalkia, Lukas Van Oudenhove, Tom Beckers
Published in: Cortex, 129, 2020, Page(s) 510-525, ISSN 0010-9452
Publisher: Masson Publishing
DOI: 10.1016/j.cortex.2020.03.031

Apparent reconsolidation interference without generalized amnesia

Author(s): Joaquín M. Alfei, Hérnan De Gruy, Dimitri De Bundel, Laura Luyten, Tom Beckers
Published in: Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, 108, 2021, Page(s) 110161, ISSN 0278-5846
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.pnpbp.2020.110161

c-Fos expression following context conditioning and deep brain stimulation in the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis in rats

Author(s): Kelly Luyck, Isabelle Scheyltjens, Bart Nuttin, Lutgarde Arckens, Laura Luyten
Published in: Scientific Reports, 10/1, 2020, ISSN 2045-2322
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-77603-z

Reactivation-Dependent Amnesia for Contextual Fear Memories: Evidence for Publication Bias

Author(s): Natalie Schroyens, Eric L. Sigwald, Wim Van Den Noortgate, Tom Beckers, Laura Luyten
Published in: eneuro, 8/1, 2021, Page(s) ENEURO.0108-20.2020, ISSN 2373-2822
Publisher: Society for Neuroscience
DOI: 10.1523/eneuro.0108-20.2020

No persistent attenuation of fear memories in humans: A registered replication of the reactivation-extinction effect

Author(s): Anastasia Chalkia, Natalie Schroyens, Lu Leng, Niels Vanhasbroeck, Ann-Kathrin Zenses, Lukas Van Oudenhove, Tom Beckers
Published in: Cortex, 129, 2020, Page(s) 496-509, ISSN 0010-9452
Publisher: Masson Publishing
DOI: 10.1016/j.cortex.2020.04.017

Lack of drug-induced post-retrieval amnesia for auditory fear memories in rats

Author(s): Laura Luyten, Anna Elisabeth Schnell, Natalie Schroyens, Tom Beckers
Published in: BMC Biology, 19/1, 2021, Page(s) 17, ISSN 1741-7007
Publisher: BioMed Central
DOI: 10.1186/s12915-021-00957-x

Failures to replicate blocking are surprising and informative—Reply to Soto (2018).

Author(s): Elisa Maes, Angelos-Miltiadis Krypotos, Yannick Boddez, Joaquín Matías Alfei Palloni, Rudi D'Hooge, Jan De Houwer, Tom Beckers
Published in: Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 147/4, 2018, Page(s) 603-610, ISSN 0096-3445
Publisher: American Psychological Association
DOI: 10.1037/xge0000413

A comparison of behavioral and pharmacological interventions to attenuate reactivated fear memories

Author(s): Roque I. Ferrer Monti, Joaquín M. Alfei, Matías Mugnaini, Adrián M. Bueno, Tom Beckers, Gonzalo P. Urcelay, Victor A. Molina
Published in: Learning & Memory, 24/8, 2017, Page(s) 369-374, ISSN 1549-5485
Publisher: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
DOI: 10.1101/lm.045385.117

A preregistered, direct replication attempt of the retrieval-extinction effect in cued fear conditioning in rats

Author(s): Laura Luyten, Tom Beckers
Published in: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 144, 2017, Page(s) 208-215, ISSN 1074-7427
Publisher: Academic Press
DOI: 10.1016/j.nlm.2017.07.014

Distinct Activity Patterns of the Human Bed Nucleus of the Stria Terminalis and Amygdala during Fear Learning

Author(s): Kelly Luyck, Travis D. Goode, Haemy Lee Masson, Laura Luyten
Published in: Neuropsychology Review, 2018, ISSN 1040-7308
Publisher: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers
DOI: 10.1007/s11065-018-9383-7

Post-weaning housing conditions influence freezing during contextual fear conditioning in adult rats

Author(s): Natalie Schroyens, Crhistian Luis Bender, Joaquín Matias Alfei, Victor Alejandro Molina, Laura Luyten, Tom Beckers
Published in: Behavioural Brain Research, 359, 2019, Page(s) 172-180, ISSN 0166-4328
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.bbr.2018.10.040

Interfering with emotional processing resources upon associative threat memory reactivation does not affect memory retention

Author(s): Anastasia Chalkia, Lauranne Vanaken, Riet Fonteyne, Tom Beckers
Published in: Scientific Reports, 9/1, 2019, ISSN 2045-2322
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-40827-9

It takes two: Bilateral bed nuclei of the stria terminalis mediate the expression of contextual fear, but not of moderate cued fear

Author(s): Kelly Luyck, Lutgarde Arckens, Bart Nuttin, Laura Luyten
Published in: Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, 2020, Page(s) 109920, ISSN 0278-5846
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.pnpbp.2020.109920

Acute but Not Permanent Effects of Propranolol on Fear Memory Expression in Humans

Author(s): Anastasia Chalkia, Jeroen Weermeijer, Lukas Van Oudenhove, Tom Beckers
Published in: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 13, 2019, ISSN 1662-5161
Publisher: Frontiers Research Foundation
DOI: 10.3389/fnhum.2019.00051

Electrolytic post-training lesions of the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis block startle potentiation in a cued fear conditioning procedure

Author(s): Kelly Luyck, Bart Nuttin, Laura Luyten
Published in: Brain Structure and Function, 2018, ISSN 1863-2653
Publisher: Springer Verlag
DOI: 10.1007/s00429-017-1591-z

Generalization and recovery of post-retrieval amnesia.

Author(s): Joaquín M. Alfei, Roque I. Ferrer Monti, Victor A. Molina, Dimitri De Bundel, Laura Luyten, Tom Beckers
Published in: Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 2020, ISSN 0096-3445
Publisher: American Psychological Association
DOI: 10.1037/xge0000765

Limited replicability of drug-induced amnesia after contextual fear memory retrieval in rats

Author(s): Natalie Schroyens, Joaquín Matias Alfei, Anna Elisabeth Schnell, Laura Luyten, Tom Beckers
Published in: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 166, 2019, Page(s) 107105, ISSN 1074-7427
Publisher: Academic Press
DOI: 10.1016/j.nlm.2019.107105

A Primer on Bayesian Analysis for Experimental Psychopathologists

Author(s): Angelos-Miltiadis Krypotos, Tessa Blanken, Inna Arnaudova, Dora Matzke, Tom Beckers
Published in: Journal of Experimental Psychopathology, 8, 2017, Page(s) 140-157, ISSN 2043-8087
Publisher: Textrum
DOI: 10.5127/jep.057316

In Search for Boundary Conditions of Reconsolidation: A Failure of Fear Memory Interference

Author(s): Natalie Schroyens, Tom Beckers, Merel Kindt
Published in: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 11, 2017, Page(s) 65, ISSN 1662-5153
Publisher: Frontiers Research Foundation
DOI: 10.3389/fnbeh.2017.00065

Memory Reconsolidation Interference as an Emerging Treatment for Emotional Disorders: Strengths, Limitations, Challenges, and Opportunities

Author(s): Tom Beckers, Merel Kindt
Published in: Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, 13/1, 2017, Page(s) 99-121, ISSN 1548-5943
Publisher: Annual Reviews, Inc.
DOI: 10.1146/annurev-clinpsy-032816-045209

Low-dose systemic scopolamine disrupts context conditioning in rats

Author(s): Laura Luyten, Shauni Nuyts, Tom Beckers
Published in: Journal of Psychopharmacology, 31/6, 2017, Page(s) 667-673, ISSN 0269-8811
Publisher: SAGE Publications
DOI: 10.1177/0269881117699614

Avoidance and decision making in anxiety: An introduction to the special issue

Author(s): Tom Beckers, Michelle G. Craske
Published in: Behaviour Research and Therapy, 96, 2017, Page(s) 1-2, ISSN 0005-7967
Publisher: Pergamon Press Ltd.
DOI: 10.1016/j.brat.2017.05.009

Dopamine: From prediction error to psychotherapy

Author(s): Silvia Papalini, Tom Beckers, Bram Vervliet
Published in: Translational Psychiatry, 2020, ISSN 2158-3188
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group

Mechanisms of forgetting: Boundaries and conditions for reactivation-mediated attenuation of memory expression

Author(s): Joaquín M. Alfei
Published in: 2020
Publisher: KU Leuven

Persistent remembering and directed forgetting: Appraising emotional memory attenuation techniques

Author(s): Anastasia Chalkia
Published in: 2020
Publisher: KU Leuven

Attenuating fear memory expression after retrieval: Failures to replicate, evidence for publication bias and an evaluation of reconsolidation theory

Author(s): Natalie Schroyens
Published in: 2021
Publisher: KU Leuven

The lack of evidence in Schiller et al. (2010) verified: Reply to Schiller, LeDoux, and Phelps (2020)

Author(s): Anastasia Chalkia, Lukas Van Oudenhove, Tom Beckers
Published in: PsyArXiv, 2021
Publisher: Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science
DOI: 10.31234/osf.io/tb72e

A critical assessment of reconsolidation interference as a tool for therapeutic forgetting

Author(s): Natalie Schroyens, Tom Beckers, Laura Luyten
Published in: OSF Preprints, 2021
Publisher: Center for Open Science
DOI: 10.31219/osf.io/4z7qx

Apparent Reconsolidation Interference Without Generalized Amnesia

Author(s): Joaquín M. Alfei, Hernan De Gruy, Dimitri De Bundel, Laura Luyten, Tom Beckers
Published in: bioRxiv, 2020
Publisher: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
DOI: 10.1101/2020.04.23.056952