Perceptual processing during trauma, priming and the development of intrusive memories

@inproceedings{Suendermann2013PerceptualPD,
  title={Perceptual processing during trauma, priming and the development of intrusive memories},
  author={Oliver Suendermann and Marit Hauschildt and Anke Ehlers},
  booktitle={Journal of behavior therapy and experimental psychiatry},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Intrusive reexperiencing in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is commonly triggered by stimuli with perceptual similarity to those present during the trauma. Information processing theories suggest that perceptual processing during the trauma and enhanced perceptual priming contribute to the easy triggering of intrusive memories by these cues. METHODS Healthy volunteers (N = 51) watched neutral and trauma picture stories on a computer screen. Neutral objects that were unrelated… CONTINUE READING
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