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From the Ted Talk by Amy Milton: Can we edit memories?

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The extreme levels of stress experienced during trauma have very different effects on these two structures. As you can see, as you increase a person's level of stress from not stressful to ________ _________, the ___________, ______ to support the event memory, increases in its activity and _____ better to support the storage of that declarative ______. But as you increase to moderately stressful, intensely stressful and then extremely stressful, as would be found in trauma, the hippocampus effectively shuts down. This means that under the high levels of stress hormones that are experienced during trauma, we are not _______ the details, the specific details of what, where and when.

Solution

  1. works
  2. stressful
  3. hippocampus
  4. acting
  5. memory
  6. slightly
  7. storing

Original Text

The extreme levels of stress experienced during trauma have very different effects on these two structures. As you can see, as you increase a person's level of stress from not stressful to slightly stressful, the hippocampus, acting to support the event memory, increases in its activity and works better to support the storage of that declarative memory. But as you increase to moderately stressful, intensely stressful and then extremely stressful, as would be found in trauma, the hippocampus effectively shuts down. This means that under the high levels of stress hormones that are experienced during trauma, we are not storing the details, the specific details of what, where and when.

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Important Words

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