Body memories or somatic memories
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According to SIDRAN "a person who was raped may later experience pelvic pain similar to that experienced at the time of the event. This type of bodily sensation may occur in any sensory mode: tactile, taste, smell, kinesthetic, or sight. Body memories may be diagnosed as somatoform disorder. See also somatic memory."
"Research on traumatic memory supports the concept of “somatic” or “body memory.” Traumatic memories may be encoded as part of the non-verbal “non-declarative” memory, independent of normal language-based memory. Such traumatic memories can be triggered by stress in the present that reminds the person of past trauma, and can be experienced as “somatic” or “body memory."
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