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Brain scans of Black women who experience racism show trauma-like effects, putting them at higher risk for future health problems

By Sierra Carter, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Georgia State University
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Black women who have experienced more racism throughout their lives have stronger brain responses to threat, which may hurt their long-term health, according to a new study I conducted with clinical neuropsychologist Negar Fani and other colleagues.


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