Psychobiology of dissociation
The session will: explain four different meanings of the word “dissociation" and clarify which ones are relevant to the psychobiology of dissociation; review the structural model of dissociation and how it unifies the dissociative disorders and PTSD; and describe examples of dissociations between declarative and procedural memory from neurology and experimental cognitive psychology. Most of the session will focus on existing and future research on the biology of dissociation from a trauma perspective. Data on hippocampal volume reduction, the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and other biological systems will be reviewed.
Original Work Citation
Ross, C. (2010, September/October). Psychobiology of dissociation. Plenary presented at the 15th EMDR International Association Conference, Minneapolis, MN
“Psychobiology of dissociation,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed August 1, 2021, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/20152.