This Is Your Brain on Fear: Trauma and Storytelling

J. T. Bushnell
From the May/June 2016 issue of
Poets & Writers Magazine

How do we record traumatic events when our survival often depends on us not thinking at all? Fiction writer and essayist J. T. Bushnell explores this question through the lens of a house fire, combining ideas of memory, storytelling, and neuroscience to investigate the intersections of truth, trauma, and narrative.