Fear Extinction (image) Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz Share Print E-Mail Caption During a fear extinction learning experience, activation patterns are generated in the prefrontal cortex that spontaneously reappear during a postextinction rest phase. These spontaneous reactivations help consolidate the information learned. Credit Anna M. V. Gerlicher Usage Restrictions This image may be used only in connection with the press release "New approach towards an improved treatment of anxiety disorders", issued by Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz on December 11, 2018. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.