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These People Are Still Scarred From Election Night 2016-and They're Not Taking Any Chances

Nov 06, 2018 - Slate Magazine

Brains encode traumatic memories in vivid, highly emotional, sometimes disorganized detail. When someone is confronted with sensory stimuli that recall a disturbing event, she may relive the terror or anxiety she felt at the time. This is how I explain the fact that my stomach constricts whenever I hear about an event going on at the Javits Center, the site of Hillary Clinton's "victory party." I spent the night of Nov. 8, 2016 there, covering what was supposed to be the coronation of the first ...