Memory editing with emphasizing the role of EM in EMDR


Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) process encompasses several nervous system components such as medulla, pons, midbrain, cerebellum, basal ganglia, parietal, frontal and occipital lobes. The role of Eye Movement (EM) has been documented previously in relation with cognitive processing mechanisms. By EMDR we can reach some parts of memory which were inaccessible before and also emotionally intolerable. EM also decreases the memory's image clarity and the accompanying excitement and it is done simultaneously for gaining patient's attention to an external stimulus when he/she is concentrating on a certain internal subject. A series of systemic experiments have shown that the eyes spontaneous movement is associated with emotional and memory changes and results into decreased excitement, flexibility in attention, memory processing, and enhanced semantic recalling. Researches emphasize on the effectiveness of EMDR in memory changes and memory washing.






Afsaneh Zarghi

Original Work Citation

Zarghi, A. (2015, Spring). Memory editing with emphasizing the role of EM in EMDR. International Clinical Neuroscience Journal, 2(2), 66-70



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