Latent inhibition during adolescence
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- PhD, Masters by Research, Master of Biomedical Science
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- Medicine and Radiology
- Florey Institute of Neuroscience & Mental Health
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Ever wondered why individual differences exist in developing an anxiety disorder following a similar traumatic experience (e.g., a car accident)? It turns out that having previous related experiences before the traumatic event can play a huge part. For example, a veteran driver with many years of safe driving experience will be less likely to develop an anxiety disorder following a car accident, compared to a novice driver who has not had much prior safe driving. This protection from forming fear memories due to previous safe experiences is called ‘latent inhibition’, and this process shares similar mechanisms to ‘extinction’ that refers to safe experiences following the traumatic event. In the present project, we’d like to investigate latent inhibition in adolescent vs adult humans, as we know that extinction is different across the two ages. Examining latent inhibition in adolescence may help us to understand why adolescence is a particularly vulnerable age to experience anxiety disorders.
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PhD, Masters by Research, Master of Biomedical Science
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