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A Model Of The Brain

A Model Of The Brain

A key part in understanding how trauma affects a person is the way their brain experiences a new event. In a simplified explanation, everything we experience passes through more levels of the brain in a sequential way:

  • the brainstem manages vital functions such breathing, heart rate, and temperature
  • the diencephalon handles things like arousal, sleep, and appetite
  • the limbic system is involved in our behavioral and emotional responses
  • the cortex mediates the most uniquely “human” functions such as speech and language, cognition, and the capacity to reflect on the past and envision the future.


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This is the first book that I’ve read on trauma. I found it pretty good.

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