President Donald Trump on Tuesday attacked Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual violence when they were teenagers, to remember not accused some details about the alleged incident. “How did you get home? I do not remember, ‘” said Trump, imitating Ford. “How did you not go? I do not remember. ‘” Blasey Ford accused Kavanaugh their groping and down on a bed during a meeting in Maryland in 1980 pinning, a charge denied Kavanaugh. During his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week Blasey Ford testified that she could not remember some details of the alleged assault, including the meeting took place and how she arrived home. Trump, who Blasey Ford “very credible” cried in the days after testifying, he turned and those memory lapses used to attack their credibility. But experts said the memory time that victims of trauma usually do not remember every single detail of an embarrassing event. “We do not say that their memories of Brett Kavanaugh are correct. Can we are 100 percent sure that her? Definitely, Maybe,” says Phillip Zoladz tested for the brain, associate professor of psychology at Ohio Northern University, the stress effect ‘. “What we can be sure of their memories characteristics – what I refer -. They are consistent with what we saw in science” During a traumatic event such as aggression, chemicals such as norepinephrine and cortisol causes the brain to focus on it’s what keeps the event for the most important details and plants. But the smallest details, the trauma area – often referred to as “device” or scientists – are not saved by the hippocampus, turning the short-term memory into long-term memory, said Jim Hopper, a teaching associate at Harvard Medical School, examined the sexual attack effects on the brain. “If stress kicks or anxiety or trauma in the brain shifts into a mode when the hippocampus excellent coding in a mode where you really lost and burn peripheral details these key details,” says Hopper. Blasey Ford – a psychology professor at the University of Palo Alto and research psychologist at Stanford University – says this science during his statement on the question of how she was sure it was Kavanaugh, who attacked. “Just basic memory functions, and also the level of noradrenaline and adrenaline in the brain, the way you know the code – the neurotransmitters that the code memories in the hippocampus and so the trauma-related experience will be blocked, while the other Property type drift “so Ford. later, in the statement, she said that she was the most vivid recollection of the alleged incident, “guffaws” Kavanaugh and friend Mark judge Blasey Ford says in the room was at the time. Richter said he has no memory of the event. “Memory is not like a tape recorder,” says Zoladz. “There are some things that during the fall that their brain is likely and evaluated as an important land – some guys, is pushed down, puts his hand over his mouth, has the loud music … Your memories are very in line with what you would expect someone to remember a trauma, “he said a study published last month in Frontiers of Psychiatry, that women victims of sexual violence were more likely to form vivid memories -. with sensory details and context – the most stressful life event than women who have experienced sexual violence. Most sexual assaults occur between the ages of 12-34, after the rape, abuse and incest or RAINN National Network. “The women of this age are still very few, he did not have sexual encounters. So the novelty is connected with the fear of being physically close to a man who creates a memorable experience. It is no surprise that memories are particularly vivid” says Tracey Shors, a distinguished professor of neuroscience at Rutgers and study co-author. “Even the thought and always rehearses memory and over again is even more memories in the brain, making it much more difficult to forget.” Allegations of sexual violence are incredibly difficult to adjudicate in criminal courts, and many cases memory hole of a person of an event against another. The memories are fallible, often dilapidated and through the ages. But Hopper feels rejected before sexual survivors un’aggressioni credibility because they can remind one a supposed not attack every single detail. “You mean this is what happened, was killed when his friend in this recovery of a soldier who have difficulty in relationships?” She says. Correction October 10 The original version of this story was false information, published the name of the magazine in Schoren work. And ‘Frontiers of Psychiatry, not Frontiers of Psychology.
Science > Trump attack against Christine Blasey Ford misrepresents how memory works, experts say