Traumatic Civilization

Franz Dvorak

Dr. Peter A. Levine discovered 35 years ago that wild animals recover from trauma by tremoring spasms of their body core and flailing of limbs, to complete the fight-flight they were in before they froze.

Levine shows a video of a polar bear chased by biologists (just to tag him) and then shot with a tranquilizer dart.

As the bear wakes from freeze, its body trembles intensely, its legs thrash, and