Department of Psychiatry
Emory University School of Medicine
Dr. Duncan's Acoustic Startle Laboratory at the Atlanta VA studies the acoustic startle reflex and its modulations as probes of the neurocircuitry, neuropharmacology, and underlying genetics of schizophrenia and cocaine addiction. Plans are underway to develop a program of studies on cognitive remediation for schizophrenia. Additional studies use fear potentiation of acoustic startle as a marker of posttraumatic stress disorder in order to understand abnormalities in fear learning in this disorder.
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