Reflection Paper On Trauma And Ptsd Symptoms : Does Spiritual Struggle Mediate The Link?

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Class #3
Readings: http://www.cns.nyu.edu/home/ledoux/overview.htm Emotion, Memory and the Brain, Trauma and PTSD Symptoms: Does Spiritual Struggle Mediate the Link?

I especially enjoyed the exploration of brain activity and the effect the trauma can have on the brain this week. I think that the way the slides were organized were a great way to gradually expand on knowledge introduced in the readings, and slowly but surely increase the complexity of the ideas. While I am attempting to critically analyze the class, I really do think that the slides and concepts were laid out perfectly and connected well to the course content. The fact that each slide built another layer of information onto the main topic without making things to complex was easy to understand and therefor easy to learn.
1. What did this class mean to me?
This class meant expanding my knowledge of brain activity and the effect that trauma can have on the brain. Before doing the readings, the influence of trauma on the brain was never something that I considered just as much as I had thought about the emotional influence. It seems to me, that this class is always introducing not only new ideas but new perspectives. Gaining this kind of knowledge is very important to me, and means a lot to me as I want to continue in the peace and conflict studies program and in related work after my undergraduate degree. Continuing to learn these different perspectives and gaining more knowledge is something that I try to do…

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