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PTSD can develop without memory of the original event

PTSD can develop without memory of the original event

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) develops as a consequence of an event a person experiences or is exposed to, such as a violent crime, rape or serious injury. The feelings associated with the experience – such as horror, helplessness, dread and fear – can be felt strongly after the event and the victim may experience flashbacks, […]

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Do emotionless humans exist?

Do emotionless humans exist?

The idea of a robot-like human being unable to feel emotions might seem like something out of science fiction, but if reading the title of this post brought to mind the idea of a Mr Spock type character from Star Trek then you wouldn’t be far off. This neurological condition has a name, alexithymia, and […]

How Deep is the Cognitive Process in Animals?

How Deep is the Cognitive Process in Animals?

It’s clear that animals can think and feel, but just how complicated is this process and how similar are their emotional responses to those of humans? In fact, they have very sophisticated minds with cognitive and emotional processes that mirror ours. For many years it was assumed that reactions in animals were merely stimuli – […]