Amy Milton

Behavioral neuroscientist
Amy Milton researches to understand how memories are updated in the brain.

Why you should listen

Through the process of "reconsolidation," Amy Milton researches whether reconsolidation could be exploited to provide a new form of treatment for mental health disorders.

Her research has shown the promise of this approach in rodent models of drug abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder, and has informed subsequent small-scale human trials of reconsolidation-based treatments.

Milton is a University Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge, where she is the Principal Investigator of the Memories in Neuropsychiatric Disorders (MIND) Lab. She is also the Ferreras-Willetts Fellow in Neuroscience in Downing College, Cambridge.

Amy Milton’s TED talk