Women are three times more likely than men to develop PTSD after suffering trauma. Neurophysiology researcher Ebony Glover is on a mission to understand why, and how this affects mental health. In this talk, she shares results from her latest research and a surprising discovery made along the way. Ebony Glover researches the neurobiology of fear and its impact on the brain. Her experience with a traumatic event shortly before completing her doctoral dissertation research fueled Ebony’s passion for understanding why some people develop posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after trauma exposure, while others are resilient and recover completely.
Ebony is an associate professor of neuroscience at Kennesaw State University and director of the university’s Affective Neuroscience Laboratory. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Spelman College and a doctorate in neuroscience and animal behavior from Emory University. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx