Epigenetic Mechanisms in Learned Fear: Implications for PTSD

@article{Zovkic2013EpigeneticMI,
  title={Epigenetic Mechanisms in Learned Fear: Implications for PTSD},
  author={Iva B. Zovkic and J David Sweatt},
  journal={Neuropsychopharmacology},
  year={2013},
  volume={38},
  pages={77-93}
}
One of the most exciting discoveries in the learning and memory field in the past two decades is the observation that active regulation of gene expression is necessary for experience to trigger lasting functional and behavioral change, in a wide variety of species, including humans. Thus, as opposed to the traditional view of ‘nature’ (genes) being separate from ‘nurture’ (environment and experience), it is now clear that experience actively drives alterations in central nervous system (CNS… CONTINUE READING
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