Childhood Trauma Leading To Emotional Dysregulation In Adulthood :
If we have suffered significant and chronic childhood trauma we are at increased risk, as adults, of suffering from ’emotional dysregulation.’ Indeed, if our traumatic early experiences were so severe that we have gone on to develop borderline
The brain – the most complex entity in the known universe – controls our thoughts, moods, behavior and memories. It is clearly a physical entity, but neuroscientists are still a long way from being able to explain how something purely physical can give rise to conscious experience.
In simplified terms, the brain can be split into 3 main parts :
– THE CEREBRUM
– THE BRAIN STEM
– THE CEREBELLUM
The brain contains about 10 BILLION NEURONS (brain cells) and about 50 TRILLION SYNAPSES (connections between neurons).
The brain is also split into 2 halves (LEFT and RIGHT HEMISPHERES) which are connected by the CORPUS CALLOSUM (a collection of nerve fibres).
The two hemispheres can be further sub-divided into 4 lobes :