Impairment in active navigation from trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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Authors: Miller, J.K., McDougall, S., Thomas, S. and Wiener, J.M.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/27853/

Journal: Neurobiol Learn Mem

Volume: 140

Pages: 114-123

eISSN: 1095-9564

DOI: 10.1016/j.nlm.2017.02.019

The study investigated the impact of trauma exposure and of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) on spatial processing and active navigation in a sample (n=138) comprising civilians (n=91), police officers (n=22) and veterans (n=27). Individuals with previous trauma exposure exhibited significantly poorer hippocampal-dependent (allocentric) navigation performance on active navigation in a virtual environment (the Alternative Route task) regardless of whether or not they had PTSD (scoring above 20 on the PTSD Diagnostic Scale). No effect of trauma exposure was found in static perspective taking (the Four Mountains task). Moreover, an associative information processing bias in those with PTSD interfered with ability to use hippocampal-dependent processing in active navigation. This study provides new evidence of impaired active navigation in individuals with trauma exposure and highlights the importance of considering the relationship between trauma and spatial processing in clinical and occupational settings.

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Authors: Miller, J.K., McDougall, S., Thomas, S. and Wiener, J.M.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/27853/

Journal: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory

Volume: 140

Pages: 114-123

eISSN: 1095-9564

ISSN: 1074-7427

DOI: 10.1016/j.nlm.2017.02.019

© 2017 Elsevier Inc. The study investigated the impact of trauma exposure and of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) on spatial processing and active navigation in a sample (n = 138) comprising civilians (n = 91), police officers (n = 22) and veterans (n = 27). Individuals with previous trauma exposure exhibited significantly poorer hippocampal-dependent (allocentric) navigation performance on active navigation in a virtual environment (the Alternative Route task) regardless of whether or not they had PTSD (scoring above 20 on the PTSD Diagnostic Scale). No effect of trauma exposure was found in static perspective taking (the Four Mountains task). Moreover, an associative information processing bias in those with PTSD interfered with ability to use hippocampal-dependent processing in active navigation. This study provides new evidence of impaired active navigation in individuals with trauma exposure and highlights the importance of considering the relationship between trauma and spatial processing in clinical and occupational settings.

This source preferred by Jessica Miller, Sine McDougall, Jan Wiener and Sarah Thomas

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Authors: Miller, J.K., McDougall, S., Thomas, S. and Wiener, J.M.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/27853/

Journal: NEUROBIOLOGY OF LEARNING AND MEMORY

Volume: 140

Pages: 114-123

eISSN: 1095-9564

ISSN: 1074-7427

DOI: 10.1016/j.nlm.2017.02.019

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