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Early Trauma Can 'Shut Down' Prefrontal Cortex

First, I will describe the main functions of the brain's prefrontal cortex ; they are as follows : modulates feelings of fear associated with threat (eg calms us down if a raised alarm turns out to be a false alarm) controls the intensity of our emotions (so we are neither inappropriately under-emotionally aroused nor inappropriately over-emotionally…

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