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Greener Journal of  Art and Humanities Vol. 7,  Issue 1, pp. 12-21, 2018

ISSN: 2276-7819 

Review Paper

Manuscript Number: 101418045


(DOI: http://doi.org/10.15580/GJAH.2018.1.101418045)


Traumatic Occurrences as a Trajectory for Structural and Functional Brain Disorders

 

 

Melem Linda Fangwi Ph.D

 

  

Department of Educational psychology/Special Education,

Faculty of Education University of Buea, Cameroon

 

Abstract


This article reviews studies on trauma and its effect on the structural and functional capabilities of the human brain. The studies demonstrate that trauma is an experience that can transform a child's world into a terror-filled, confusing miasma that so dramatically alters the child's trajectory into and throughout adult life. It is the brain that mediates all emotional, cognitive, behavioral, social, and physiological functioning as such it can internalize traumatic experiences. Memories associated with trauma are implicit, pre-verbal and cannot be recalled, but can be triggered by stimuli from the in vivo environment. Understanding the organization, function, and development of the human brain, and brain-mediated responses to threat, provides the keys to understanding the traumatized child. Multidisciplinary research efforts and Community education programs are recommended to address this problem.


Keywords: Traumatic Occurrences, Structural And Functional Brain Disorders.


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