According to the American Academy of Neurology, a study to be presented at the Sports Concussion Conference in Jacksonville shows that those diagnosed with PTSD had larger amygdalas – the area of the brain that processes fear and other worrying stimuli – leading to new criteria for diagnosis and possible opportunities for clinical intervention.
From a neuroenhancement standpoint, we address this by strengthening the cortico-thalamic loop which is a relay for communication between the cerebral cortex and the midbrain, where the amygdala is located. This allows us to apply reason to our fears, and why rationalization works at all – it’s the higher brain telling the lower brain to calm down, because there’s no threat – PTSD may result in a state of physiological ease of excitation in the amygdala, what’s known as the action potential threshold and synaptic thresholds between neurons. These thresholds can be decreased through training and stimulation. Sign up for a program today and begin strengthening the loop of you with our best practices techniques.