NextGen Precision Health Discovery Series: Tools for Reducing Repetitive Thoughts That Reinforce Our Everyday Traumas

July 23, 2024
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online on Zoom

Speaker: Tracey Shors, PhD, Distinguished Professor, Behavioral & Systems Neuroscience, Vice Chair/Director of Graduate Studies, Dept. of Psychology, Center for Collaborative Neuroscience, Rutgers

Date: Tuesday, July 23, 2024, noon-1 p.m.

Location: Roy Blunt NextGen Precision Health Building, Atkins Family Seminar Room

*Zoom option available

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Tracey Shors, PhD

About the Speaker

Dr. Tracey Shors is a Distinguished Professor in Behavioral and Systems Neuroscience in the Department of Psychology and the Center for Collaborative Neuroscience at Rutgers University. She has ~150 scientific publications and has recently written a popular book Everyday Trauma. Her research program studies how our brains ruminate on trauma-related memories and how this process can interfere with our everyday lives, while making still more memories. Dr. Shors is also focused on identifying effective tools for reducing repetitive thoughts that reinforce our everyday traumas. Her brain fitness program, known as MAP Train My Brain combines “mental and physical” training with silent meditation and aerobic exercise to decrease trauma-related and repetitive thoughts, as well as symptoms of depression and anxiety. By understanding how and why our brain tend to ruminate, while training them with new mental and physical skills, we are better equipped to leave our pasts behind and live in a brighter future.

Dr. Shors is the author of the nonfiction book EVERYDAY TRAUMA: Remapping the Brain’s Response to Stress, Anxiety and Painful Memories for a Better Life, – published by Macmillan and Flatiron Press; New York, 2021.