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Puerto Rico is ideal for sciences

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The recent scientific advancements from the Memory and Learning Lab lead by Dr. Gregory Quirk at the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus show that the local institutions are making significant contributions to the scientific world. 

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The neural basis of fear

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Scientists at the University of Puerto Rico recently publishes a study that helps us understand how the prefrontal cortex integrates information from other parts of our brains to regulate our fear response.

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Scientists at the Medical Sciences Campus study the basis of fear

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A study recently published in Neuron by scientists in Dr. Gregory Quirk's laboratory at the University of Puerto Rico investigated the role of the prefrontal cortex in the integration and regulation of of fear.

 

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Unlocking the mysteries of the brain

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Grand slam! Three lab groups with P. Rican researchers published in this issue of L&M

"Si por casualidad duermes, y sueñas que te acaricia la brisa..."

Those verses from Bobby Capó's song "SoÒando con Puerto Rico" transport us with their melody to the coasts of Puerto Rico. While taking this trip down memory lane, we relive the experience with the same intensity as if we were physically there. How is it that the brain allow us, just by thinking about it, to feel the tropical sun and dream of Puerto Rico?

In December's issue of the prestigious scientific journal Learning and Memory three articles by Puerto Rican authors were published, and those articles address these mysteries of the human brain.

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