Specific (synaptic inhibition involving post-synaptic) Hibernation Imploring Threats

I have with SEPTIC humored pleasure relieved myself of having no choice but to use the word "trauma" when thinking/writing/talking about things and topics that call for this oh so tacky Freudian term.

I did so by producing the concEPT of a "specific/synaptic hibernation (SH) imploring threat" (and ditto threats)— more compactly and conveniently put as something along the lines of 'threat of SHI-type'.

 

In order to provide not just a memorable SEPTIC humored 'distinktion' but also a didactic delineation or compartmentalization in aid of cognitive clarity — which is what is amiss with the word "trauma" and its conventional uses. 

 

That is, the word is hardly ever put to use in expressions as precise as (e.g.) "psychologically traumatizing 

circumstantial threats", "traumatizing circumstantial challenges" or "traumatizing predicaments or ordeals". 

 

[Nor is it often (or hardly ever) put to used in qualifying expressions such as "traumatically incurred implicit memories", or 'memories of trauma type', which is why I contrived a complementary concEPT (a humorless one), the shortest possible acronymic spelling of which is CURSES.] 

The thoroughly justifiable expression "SH imploring threats" can of course also be conventionally expressed using the tacky Freudian word "trauma" — for example, "a psychologically traumatizing circumstantial threat".

However, I hope you, too, can appreciate that it is now possible to relieve oneself of the conventional compulsion to use this tacky (meaning muddling) Freudian term.  
What a survived SHI-threat (i.e. a sensory detected circumstantial threat survived only thanks to the existence and automatic deployment of a SH inducing function) leaves behind in a brain (or a neural "ASSS") is ÆPTly referred to as a CURSES.

A survived SHI-type threat automatically leaves behind ("puts") a CURSES — a *conditioned-in {commonly chronically kept} unconscious{ly} reverberating state effecting symptoms*.

[Since "CURSES" is the minimal acronymic spelling of this concEPT

the same appropriately allusive spelling is used for in singular as well in plural.]

It is by far most likely and common that CURSES (conditioned-in unconsciously reverberating states effecting symptoms) accumulate in the central neural Actention Selection Serving System of us humans early on in our lives,
because it is then we are most dependent/self-helpless and hence vulnerable to end up in situations where we are challenged some 'SHI-type way'. 

With the exception of recently possible cesarean births, since our lineage transitioned to fully fledged bipedalism we humans have been 'as if forced to take the opportunity to be born' by running a SHI type gauntlet with brains/heads that are too large to easily pass through a birth canal situated in between pelvic bones that far more suitable for bipedalism than to a painless passage to a life outside the womb.

 

After this most regular of SHI-type challenges we the same evolutionary totality of our phylogeny caused us to be born into extreme neoteny (extreme self-helpless dependence hence vulnerability) and extra likelihood of ending up under further threats of SHI type.

Specific/synaptic Hibernation (SH) refers to a synaptic relay blocking function whereby the directly postsynaptic neuron's metabolism, as well as further along synaptically linked neurons' metabolism, is kept relatively muted in similarity with hibernating and aestivating animals' muted metabolism; Except that when some animals instinctively prepare for and enter into a seasonally dormant state their metabolism is muted generallywith a near enough completely behavior blocking and consciousness cancelling effect. 

A "SH state" (state of specific/synaptic 'hibernation') can maintain a highly specific (precisely localized) blockage of excitatory neural messages that were about to motivate a specific distress-type focus of actention; This in contrast to seasonally entered into dormant states — states that here suit being collectively referred to as states of 'General Hibernation' (GH) even in respect "aestivation" of an adverse seasonal challenge in the form of hot and dry climatic conditions.

A SH state postpones an originally and in most subsequent circumstances maladaptive actention of distress type (hence it indefinitely precludes a corresponding state/content of consciousnessT). That is, a SH state also amounts to postponement of "paying" a specific actention the primary currency of neurometabolic resources.

[The word "hibernation" had to be put to ÆPT use and meant in an unconventional sense because it is the only word that while it is a relevant and useful pointer to a category of metabolism minimising adaptive self-regulatory strategies does is also supply a desired 'acronym-building' H.]

SH does not represent a function that is special because it precludes self-defeating distress (~=maladaptive "focus of actention" or a ditto content of consciousnessT) because GH also precludes this. The difference between GH and SH is that only SH precludes maladaptive distress by providing highly selective unconsciousness while simultaneously permitting sensory scanning for and efforts to actively ("actentively") exploit detected environmental opportunities.

Neurons located both immediately upstream and downstream of a by SH blocked synapse can be interpreted as belonging to an "actention module" that without SH would manifest as a vigorous but maladaptive response — i.e. a corresponding actention "paid" (by neurons in the downstream direction of the blocked synapse) in the primary currency of neurometabolic resources.

A SH state induced by a circumstantial-situational threat or a predicament or ordeal of "SH imploring type" tends to be maintained as part of the correspondingly incurred CURSES.

There are of course examples of SHI-type threats in the form of causes of suddenly incurred physical injuries (the pain of which is not immediately felt but only felt when the ASSS of a thusly hurt individual automatically assesses its freshly injured state as situationally safe enough to actend to); However I won't dwell on this easily recognized and understood sort of SHI threat.