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Why the brain can prevent a woman from reacting to rape (Video)

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According to a study by the Swedish Karolinska Institute, nearly 70 percent of people who experience rape become stuck and unable to react to their assailant. “This state of physical and emotional paralysis is called ‘psychic sideration’,” psychiatrist Muriel Salmona says in the video. “In a situation perceived as terrifying, the brain does not respond to stimuli”. And it can also dissociate itself: in the face of a mortal risk, the mind has no other means of reacting than to disconnect.

Il video di Le Monde.


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