Figure 14: The cortex under the influence of an optimally resonant thalamus. This can occur during BART psychotherapy as a result of thalamocortical binding. The connections of the cerebellum to the corpora quadragemina are illustrated. Continuous bilateral cerebellar stimulation during BART psychotherapy helps to dampen instinctive levels of hyperarousal experienced at a brainstem level in the aftermath of trauma. The further connections between the thalamus and all areas of the association cerebral cortex are also illustrative of the impact BART psychotherapy is postulated to have on learning from these events via a reflective capacity and development of insight. Drawn by Sorcha O’Malley.

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