Grey Matter of PTSD
BY CHRISTINE MOWAD
Ever wondered what’s happening in the brain when we experience trauma? How does a brain change when someone experiences post traumatic stress disorder? Tune in to find some answers!
This episode was produced as part of an upper level course on Neuropharmacology taught by Angel Kaur during Fall 2016 at UNC Asheville.
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Written, Directed, and Featuring: Christine Mowad
Scientific Research by: Christine Mowad
Additional Sound Engineering: Angel Kaur
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