Sensing the invisible: differential sensitivity of visual cortex and amygdala to traumatic context.

@article{Hendler2003SensingTI,
  title={Sensing the invisible: differential sensitivity of visual cortex and amygdala to traumatic context.},
  author={Talma Hendler and Pia Rotshtein and Yaara Yeshurun and Tal Weizmann and Itamar Kahn and Dafna Ben-Bashat and Rafael Malach and Avi Bleich},
  journal={NeuroImage},
  year={2003},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={587-600}
}
To what extent does emotional traumatic context affect sensory processing in the brain? A striking example of emotional impact on sensation is manifested in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), in which a severe emotional trauma produces recurrent and vivid unpleasant sensory recollections. Here we report on an fMRI study exploring the sensory processing of trauma-related pictures in the visual cortex and amygdala in respect to PTSD. The impact of traumatic experience on brain responses was… CONTINUE READING

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