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Discipline name H-index Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Neuroscience H-index 161 Citations 133,307 452 World Ranking 28 National Ranking 16

Research.com Recognitions

Awards & Achievements

2015 - William James Fellow Award, Association for Psychological Science (APA)

2013 - Member of the National Academy of Sciences

2011 - Karl Spencer Lashley Award, The American Philosophical Society in recognition of his seminal studies of the neural mechanisms of emotional learning, particularly fear learning and fear memory

2010 - APA Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Psychology, American Psychological Association

2006 - Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

2000 - Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Overview

What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Neuroscience
  • Cognition
  • Amygdala

His primary areas of study are Neuroscience, Amygdala, Fear conditioning, Fear processing in the brain and Classical conditioning. His Neuroscience research is multidisciplinary, relying on both Synaptic plasticity and Long-term potentiation. The concepts of his Amygdala study are interwoven with issues in Cognitive psychology, Medial geniculate body, Thalamus, Stimulus and Neuroplasticity.

His work is dedicated to discovering how Fear conditioning, Conditioning are connected with Phobias and other disciplines. His Fear processing in the brain research incorporates elements of Associative learning, Aversive Stimulus, Cognition and Fear-potentiated startle. His biological study spans a wide range of topics, including Context, Central nucleus of the amygdala, Endocrinology and Prefrontal cortex.

His most cited work include:

  • Emotion Circuits in the Brain (6411 citations)
  • The emotional brain (3518 citations)
  • The Emotional Brain: The Mysterious Underpinnings of Emotional Life (3474 citations)

What are the main themes of his work throughout his whole career to date?

His scientific interests lie mostly in Neuroscience, Amygdala, Fear conditioning, Classical conditioning and Fear processing in the brain. His work carried out in the field of Neuroscience brings together such families of science as Synaptic plasticity and Long-term potentiation. His studies in Amygdala integrate themes in fields like Cognitive psychology, Thalamus, Anxiety, Extinction and Neuroplasticity.

His study in Cognitive psychology is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing from both Consciousness and Cognition. The Fear conditioning study combines topics in areas such as Developmental psychology and Dendritic spine. His biological study spans a wide range of topics, including Associative learning, Context, Prefrontal cortex and Association.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Neuroscience (90.39%)
  • Amygdala (73.76%)
  • Fear conditioning (38.42%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2013-2021)?

  • Neuroscience (90.39%)
  • Amygdala (73.76%)
  • Classical conditioning (26.42%)

In recent papers he was focusing on the following fields of study:

His primary areas of investigation include Neuroscience, Amygdala, Classical conditioning, Cognitive psychology and Consciousness. The various areas that Joseph E. LeDoux examines in his Neuroscience study include Receptor and Anxiety. His work on Lateral nucleus as part of general Amygdala research is often related to Translation, thus linking different fields of science.

His Classical conditioning study combines topics in areas such as Context, Communication, Association and Lesion. Joseph E. LeDoux interconnects Fear conditioning, Cognition, Aggression and Avoidance learning in the investigation of issues within Cognitive psychology. The concepts of his Consciousness study are interwoven with issues in Feeling and Cognitive science.

Between 2013 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • Coming to terms with fear (455 citations)
  • Using Neuroscience to Help Understand Fear and Anxiety: A Two-System Framework. (323 citations)
  • A higher-order theory of emotional consciousness (179 citations)

In his most recent research, the most cited papers focused on:

  • Neuroscience
  • Cognition
  • Internal medicine

Joseph E. LeDoux mainly focuses on Neuroscience, Cognitive psychology, Amygdala, Developmental psychology and Anxiety. His research integrates issues of Aversive conditioning and Cognitive science in his study of Neuroscience. Joseph E. LeDoux has included themes like Consciousness, Aggression and Avoidance learning in his Cognitive psychology study.

His Amygdala research includes themes of Striatum, Sensory system, Aversive Stimulus, AMPA receptor and Neuroplasticity. In his study, Fear conditioning, Conditioning, Social psychology and Behaviorism is strongly linked to Classical conditioning, which falls under the umbrella field of Anxiety. He specializes in Fear conditioning, namely Fear processing in the brain.

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Top Publications

Extinction-reconsolidation boundaries: key to persistent attenuation of fear memories

Marie H. Monfils;Kiriana K. Cowansage;Eric Klann;Joseph E. Ledoux.
Science (2009)

930 Citations

Profile was last updated on December 6th, 2021.
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