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Contextual fear discrimination is impaired by damage to the postrhinal or perirhinal cortex
POR) or perirhinal (PER) cortex damage impairs acquisition and expression of contextual fear, but the nature of the impairment remains unclear. This study used a contextual fear discrimination paradigm that biased subjects toward using a configural, rather than an elemental, strategy to distinguish between 2 contexts, 1 of which was paired with a mild footshock. Control rats discriminated between 2 contexts when a combination of several cues could be used (Experiment 1), but not when individualdoi:10.1037//0735-7044.116.3.479 pmid:12049329 fatcat:jdhp2kdl75dqlcvmc5ixp7f5bm