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Yuval Neria: Extinguishing Traumatic Memories

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

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Dr. Yuval Neria in his office (Marianne McCune)

Dr. Yuval Neria has spent the last decade researching New Yorker’s emotional responses to traumatic events at Columbia University. He's Israeli and fought in the Arab Israeli war of 1973. He was severely burned, many close friends were killed and some were captured - so he says he has a personal interest in understanding the effect of extreme trauma on human beings. In the WNYC special Living 9/11, he tells about his research: looking at the brains of people who can't let go of traumatic memories.

Marianne McCune
Dr. Neria has diagrams of the parts of the brain related to processing fear taped up around his office
Marianne McCune
A certificate awarding Dr. Neria Israel's Medal of Honor after his service in the Yom Kippur war
Marianne McCune
Dr. Neria wrote a popular novel called Fire after serving in the Israeli military
Marianne McCune
The MRI equipment Dr. Neria uses to look inside the brains of people with PTSD

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Comments [1]

jacob from Israel

Wonderful.Very interesting.New look on a big and complicated situation.Thank you.

Sep. 08 2011 09:24 AM

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