Dataset Open Access
This dataset includes eyetracker, skin conductance response (SCR), electrocardiogram (ECG), respiration and electromyogram (EMG, only relevant for retention phase) measurements. Also included are CS and US information, keypress responses and keypress response times for 79 healthy participants (40 males and 39 females aged 24.8+/-4.9 years). Participants underwent a classical (Pavlovian) discriminant delay fear conditioning task with 1 CS- and 2 CS+ (50% reinforcement), were reminded of one CS+ one week later under either doxycycline or placebo, and were tested in a retention/extinction and re-learning task another week later. CS were isoluminant coloured triangles. US consisted of 0.5 s square electric pulses with 0.2 ms duration and 500 Hz frequency. SOA between the CS onset and US was 3.5 s. CS and US co-terminated. Before the fear conditioning task, participants completed several questionnaires. During the retention/extinction phase, an auditory startle probe (ST) and no US was delivered 3.5 s after CS onset via headphones (102 dB, 40 ms duration with 2 ms on- and offset ramp). In an immediately following re-learning phase, the ST was omitted and the CS reinforced with the same schedule as during acquisition. The ITI was randomly determined on each trial to be 7, 9, or 11 s.