Neurobiology of information processing
Given that EMDR originated as an empirically driven method, there has been a persistent need for a more defined theoretical and neurobiological model of EMDR's reported robust effects. This presentation will synthesize the existing research on information processing, as well as memorial, perceptual, cognitive and somatosensorial integration. Specific attention will be given to recent empirical findings, involving the hippocampus and thalamus in information processing and integration. EMDR’s DAS/BLS will be shown to activate REM-systems, as well as areas of the thalamus and frontal lobes, reduced in activation by PTSD, thereby allowing for the repair of perceptual, cognitive, memorial, somatosensory and inter-hemispheric functioning.
Original Work Citation
Bergmann, U. (2009, June). Neurobiology of information processing. Presentation at the 10th EMDR Europe Association Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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