PTSD, addiction and memory: neuroscience at Scripps Research, Florida



Most people worry about losing their memory, but in the case of conditions including PTSD and addiction, unwanted memories can trigger problems including depression and relapse. Professor Courtney Miller, PhD, is developing potential therapeutics able to selectively disrupt emotional memories within the brain’s amygdala.
Neuroscience is now the largest department on the Florida campus of Scripps Research. The department’s faculty and staff, together with graduate students enrolled in the institute’s Skaggs Graduate School, push the boundaries of scientific knowledge to benefit humanity. Watch all 11 videos in this series to see their work in more detail.
Scripps Research is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institute ranked the most influential in the world for its impact on innovation. With campuses in La Jolla, California, and Jupiter, Florida, the institute advances human health through profound discoveries that address pressing medical concerns around the globe. Scripps Research also trains the next generation of leading scientists at the Skaggs Graduate School, consistently named among the top 10 U.S. programs for chemistry and biological sciences. Learn more at www.scripps.edu.

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