Nov 28 2012

The Sharp Tack, Trauma and Memory

Published by at 12:44 pm under Counseling & Psychotherapy

Here is a research question relevant to folks living with Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome:

A woman has brain damage and can not form new memories…even if they happened a few minutes earlier.

Her doctor does an experiment. He always shakes hands with the woman when they meet weekly, so on their next appointment, he places a sharp tack in his palm. When he shakes hands with the woman, the sharp tack causes her pain and she pulls her hand away.

Ok, what happens during their next appointment when the doctor reaches out to shake her hand????

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