The Science Behind Sexual Assault
Dr. Tracey Shors will be an honored guest speaker at The Science Behind Sexual Assault
Dr. Tracey Shors is Distinguished Professor in Behavioral & Systems Neuroscience and Psychology and a member of the Center for Collaborative Neuroscience at Rutgers University. She is also Vice Chair and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Psychology. Dr. Shors received her doctorate in Behavioral Neuroscience from the University of Southern California. She did postdoctoral training in neurophysiology at USC and spend time at Princeton University and Genentech before joining the faculty of Rutgers. With more than 140 scientific publications, Dr. Shors is committed to helping people overcome the stress and trauma of everyday life, with a special interest in helping women who have experienced sexual trauma. Based on her research, she developed MAP Training, which stands for Mental And Physical Training. MAP Train My BrainTM is an established brain fitness program that combines mental training with meditation and physical training with aerobic exercise. Doing both of these activities together can lessen depression, anxiety and traumatic thoughts about the past, while enhancing brain and whole body health (see maptrainmybrain.com). The MAP Training program has been featured in the New York Times, CNN, NBC News, Time Magazine, and NPR. Dr. Shors wants to make MAP Training accessible to everyoneone because it is relatively easy to do, does not require much time or expensive equipment – and it works.