NEUROBIOLOGY OF TRAUMA

In many cases, victims of sexual assault display behaviors that may seem counter-intuitive or confusing to their friends and families. The neurobiology of trauma can help explain some of the behaviors. Check out the articles linked below for explanations of what happens to our brains when we are confronted with life or death situations.

"Why Rape and Trauma Survivors have Fragmented and Incomplete Memories" - James hopper, Ph.D. and David Lisak, Ph.D.

 

"Why Many Rape Victims Don't Fight or Yell" - James hopper, Ph.D.

 

"New approach helps sexual assault victims recall details" - Terri Moon Cronk for American Forces Press Service

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