In the News: The Marcus Institute Publishes Groundbreaking Research on Brain Function and Traumatic Stress

November 26, 2017

Researchers from the Marcus Institute of Integrative Health have published a groundbreaking study revealing the potential importance of the cerebellum in processing traumatic memories. As mentioned in the New York Observer, our researchers used biofeedback tools to study the effects of a mind-body intervention known as Neuro Emotional Technique (NET) on cancer patients. By using NET, researchers were able to pinpoint physiological changes in the participants’ bodies and subsequently observe never before seen evidence regarding the connection between the cerebellum, limbic (emotional) centers, and autonomic nervous system. Dr. Daniel Monti, principal investigator on the NET intervention study, states, “Just four to five brief NET sessions result in significantly less emotional and physical distress, and these improvements are associated with connectivity changes throughout the brain.”

Our study was featured on a number of other news sites including Psychology Today and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons News. The official press release can be read here.

The study was funded by the One Research Foundation. Authors declare no conflicts of interest.

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