Soldier

Great piece by Alva Noe on our recent study on affect-biased attention in PTSD: http://www.npr.org/sections/13.7/2015/06/26/417323272/how-trauma-shapes-the-world-we-know

Another trauma study out June 2015: Palombo, D. J., McKinnon, M., McIntosh, A. R., Anderson, A. K., Todd, R. M., & Levine, B. (2015). The neural correlates of memory for a life-threatening event: An fMRI study of passengers from flight AT236. Clinical Psychological Science. Here’s a piece in the Toronto Star. http://www.thestar.com/life/health_wellness/2015/06/24/trauma-changes-brain-of-air-transat-passengers-years-after-near-disaster.html

Press release June 24, 2015:  Soldiers with PTSD see a world full of threat.  New study in collaboration with Toronto’s Sick Kids just out in Biological Psychiatry http://news.ubc.ca/2015/06/25/ptsd-soldiers-more-likely-to-see-a-world-full-of-threat

Science News article on Journal of Neuroscience study on genetic variations influencing neural indices of emotionally enhanced perceptual vividness https://www.sciencenews.org/blog/scicurious/vivid-emotional-experience-requires-right-genetics

And another writeup of the Journal of Neuroscience paper http://medicalresearch.com/genetic-research/emotional-reactivity-may-be-genetically-predisposed/14047/

Three articles on our 2013 Psych Science paper on genes influencing selective attention to emotionally relevant aspects of the world http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/study-links-gene-variation-to-a-darker-view-of-life/2013/10/12/728bfc76-32b8-11e3-89ae-16e186e117d8_story.html

http://www.psychologicalscience.org/index.php/news/releases/genes-predispose-some-people-to-focus-on-the-negative.html

http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/pessimists-may-be-genetically-predisposed-to-see-the-world-darkly-new-ubc-study