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Crane, Judy
The Scarecrow's Dilemma-If I Only Had a Brain and Trauma Resolution

Credits: 1 CE Distance Learning

Traumatic experiences have a wide range of effects on the brain including hypertrophy of the amygdala causing emotional dysregulation, atrophy of the hippocampus causing short-term memory problems, and dysfunction of the prefrontal cortex causing emotional and/or language problems. Scientists are also finding more evidence that the brain is even more neuroplastic than we thought, and epigenetic studies suggest we can even affect our genes suggesting we can improve our brains function even after trauma has damaged it.