anders at aleph.se
Wed Jun 15 12:52:15 UTC 2016
People get PTSD without explosions too. Maybe that trauma makes people
more vulnerable, but it is not the sole explanation.
On 2016-06-15 12:00, Henry Rivera wrote:
> Anders, your supposition of likely memory disruption is supported by the data, and did you see this recent provocative article?
> What if PTSD if More Physical Than Psychological.
>> On Jun 15, 2016, at 5:24 AM, Anders <anders at aleph.se> wrote:
>>> On 2016-06-14 22:54, BillK wrote:
>>> Remembered suffering = PTSD and that ruins lives.
>>> PTSD victims would welcome amnesia.
>> PTSD is a unusual fault mode of the memory system. Seems to be possible to induce by strong aversive experience setting up a link between a context/memory and amygdala activation, but not everybody is vulnerable. It might be that PTSD sufferers actually can remember suffering, but also that they might be "good" at generating new suffering (memory is reconstructive) or just that it is a bad feedback loop of somewhat bad experience triggering stress and hence a learning signal that reinforces the memory (and this loop then becomes aversive even if the memory isn't). Not sure where the current neuroconsensus is on which alternative is most likely.
>> Dr Anders Sandberg
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Dr Anders Sandberg
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