Why We Only Remember Fragments Of Traumatic Memories, And How It Can Help Us Treat PTSD …

Try to remember the details of a horrific event in your life. Easy, right? Now, try and recall what you were doing right before this memory was made. A bit more difficult? A new study has found that bad memories are easy to remember, but often remembered out of context because our brain activity fluctuates during traumatic moments. The findings could be helpful in developing new treatments and preventative measures for PTSD. For the study, now published in Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, a team of researchers from University College London (UCL) in England had 20 volunteers placed in an MRI scanner as they were shown pairs of images to remember. Some of these pairs included a negative photo, such as a badly injured person, while others had neutral images.…


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