Good Question: Why Don’t We Remember Traumatic Events?

[WCCO-TV, June 1, 2015] Since the car accident that took the life of his good friend, comedian Tracy Morgan spoke publicly for the first time on NBC’s Today Show. Morgan has spent the past year recovering from broken bones and serious brain injuries. He also said he didn’t remember anything about the crash.

So, why don’t we remember traumatic events? Good Question.

“I think it all depends on the kind of trauma that we’re talking about,” said Dr. Lauren Fogel, a psychologist with Allina Health Clinics.


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