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Four Types Of Memory And How Childhood Trauma May Harm Them

In this article, I want to focus on the potential adverse effects of trauma on memory, and, in particular, four types of memory : episodic memory semantic memory procedural memory emotional memory I briefly explain the function of these four types of memory below : EPISODIC MEMORY: Our episodic memory stores our unique memories of …

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Why Adolescents’ Brains Increase Their Risk Of Psychological Problems

570 word article For many, adolescence is a very difficult and stressful time, not least because of the neurological and interacting hormonal changes that occur during the period. Changes In The Brain : Between the ages of about ten and early adulthood, the brain undergoes three major periods of dramatic physical development as described below …

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Effect Of Childhood Trauma On The Limbic System And Emotional Control

If we have suffered severe and chronic childhood trauma, there is a risk that an area of our brain called the limbic system may have incurred developmental damage which severely affects how we feel and behave as adults. What Is The Limbic System’s Normal Function? The limbic system is a region of our brain that experiences …

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