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PsPM-VC7B: SCR and PSR measurements in a delay fear conditioning task with visual CS and electrical US.

Korn, Christoph W.; Staib, Matthias; Tzovara, Athina; Castegnetti, Giuseppe; Bach, Dominik R.

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Moser, Tobias; Gerster, Samuel

This dataset includes pupil size response (PSR) and skin conductance response (SCR) measurements. Also included are CS and US information, keypress responses, keypress response times, key correctness and shock ratings for each of 21 healthy unmedicated participants (6 males and 15 females aged 27.9+/-5.5 years) participating in a classical (Pavlovian) discriminant delay fear conditioning task. Four sets of CS+/CS- were used. Simple CS consisted of Gabor patches rotated to the left or to the right; complex CS consisted of plaids created from two Gabor patches that were overlaid on each other with a 230° angle, rotated to the left or to the right. US consisted of a train of electric square pulses delivered with a constant current stimulator (Digitimer DS7A, Digitimer, Welwyn Garden City, UK) on participants’ dominant forearm through a pin-cathode/ring-anode configuration. SOA between the CS and US is 3.5 s. The ITI is randomly determined on each trial to be 7, 9, or 11 s.

See the readme file for more detail. Data are stored as .mat files for use with MATLAB (The MathWorks Inc., Natick, USA) in a format readable by the PsPM toolbox ( All matlab files are saved in MATLAB 9.3 (R2017b) format. This research was supported by Wellcome Trust grant 091593/Z/10/Z
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