Puerto Rico’s ‘fear lab’ mentors neuroscience rigor amid diversity


A lineage of young neuroscientists from diverse backgrounds trace their scientific roots to a ‘fear lab’ in Puerto Rico that the National Institutes of Health has been supporting for two decades. A crucible for studies of fear extinction, the lab has so far published 80 papers — some the first ever from Puerto Rico for certain journals. Of 130 trainees to date, 90 percent are from Puerto Rico and Latin America and half are women.

Puerto Rico's 'fear lab' mentors neuroscience rigor amid diversity


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