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BRAIN STRUCTURE CHANGE IN HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS HEREDITARY, STUDY FINDS, by Rossella Tercatin (J. Post)

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July 3, 2019

The study, presented at the European Academy of Neurology Congress on Sunday, compared the brain function of 28 survivors with the one of people whose family had not been involved in the Holocaust.

Experiencing the Holocaust might have affected survivors’ brain structure, creating a change that was passed on to their children, a new study has shown.

According to research presented at the 5th European Academy of Neurology Congress in Oslo on Sunday, the horrific ordeals of the death camps left a mark on the survivors’ brain structure, specifically in the form of grey matter reduction affecting the parts of their brain responsible for stress response, memory, motivation, emotion, learning, and behavior.

The study, called “Life-long effects of extreme stress on brain structures – a Holocaust survivor MRI study,” compared the brain function of 28 Holocaust survivors with the brain function of 28 people whose family had not been involved in the Holocaust utilizing MRI scanning.

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