About circumstantial "Specific Hibernation (SH or SH) Imploring (imploring as in demanding or requiring) Threats.
SH refers to a presynaptic or postsynaptic inhibition that maintains a muted metabolism and an absence of firing (or an indefinite postponement of spiking) by the postsynaptic neuron — a neuron which in the context of SH is, by ÆPT definition, part of a distress-specific "actention module"; That is, an actention module, or neural circuitry corresponding to a by SH prevented (or postponed but insidiously looming) distress-type "actention" (one "paid in the local currency" of neurometabolic resources)

I have with 'SEPTIC-humored' pleasure relieved myself of having no choice but to use the word "trauma" when thinking/writing/talking about things (or topics) that call for this tacky Freudian term to be used.

I did so by producing the concEPT of a "specific 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 "trauma" 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

While the thoroughly justifiable expression "SH imploring threat(s)" can of course also be conventionally expressed using the tacky Freudian word "trauma", I hope you too can appreciate and enjoy that it is now possible to relieve oneself of the conventional compulsion to use this tacky (meaning muddling) Freudian term.  

What a SHI-threat automatically leaves behind in a neural actention selection serving system (ASSS) that survived it, is ÆPTly referred to as a CURSES.

CURSES is approximately derived from something like: conditioned-in {commonly chronically kept} unconscious{ly} reverberating state(s) effecting symptoms.

"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/common that CURSES are incurred early on in our lives.
Because it is then we are most dependent/self-helpless and vulnerable and therefore most likely to end up under 'SHI threats'. 

With the exception of recently possible cesarean births, approximately 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 are far more suitable for bipedalism than to a painless passage to a life outside the womb.

After this most regular of SHI-type challenges has been met (but then also caused those of us to that were born this way to incur a corresponding CURSES) our extreme neoteny (extended period of self-helplessness and hence dependence) makes us humans extra likely to end up under further threats of SHI type and thus to incur further CURSES.

Specific 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 generally muted — resulting in a near enough completely behavior blocking and consciousness cancelling effect. 

A 'SH state' (state of Specific 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.

SH postpones an originally and in most subsequent circumstances maladaptive actention of distress type; hence it indefinitely precludes a corresponding state/content of consciousnessT.

The word "hibernation" had to be put to ÆPT use because it is the only word that if meant in this unconventional sense is a relevant and useful pointer to a certain adaptively metabolism minimising (selective unconsciousness maintaining) function while it also supplied the letter H to the deservedly allusive and distinKt looking acronymic expression "SHI threats".

Both SH and GH are ways of coping with potentially devastating distress caused by immediate circumstantial threats (adverse factors or conditions). SH leaves behind and becomes part of CURSES but seasonal dormancy here expediently referred to as General Hibernation (GH for short) does neither.


SH and CURSES permit our massively parallel sensory-motivational system to scan for, and set in motion actentive efforts to exploit environmental opportunities, but GH does not.

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 "currency" of neurometabolic resources.

A SH state induced by a circumstantial threat (~immediate cause of a predicament or ordeal) of "SH imploring type" tends to be maintained as part of the correspondingly incurred CURSES.

Both slowly and tardily SH imploring threats (emotional or physical such) leave behind injuries the pain (distress) of which is not immediately felt but only felt when the ASSS of a thusly hurt individual automatically assesses itself to be in a situation safe enough to actend to and heal from its injury.