Fukushima students having their brain atrophied


About 20% of the 42 students in Tohoku university, who had MRI before 311 turned out to have their left orbitofrontal cortex become atrophied from MRI test to follow after 311.
They also suffer from PTSD.

Those 42 students consist of 33 male, 9 female and the average age is 21.7.

Prof Kawashima from Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer, Tohoku University compared the MRI result taken in June ~ July of 2011 to the one taken before 311.

The left orbitofrontal cortex is to remove memories to provoke fear or anxiety. Researcher Sekiguchi from the same group as Kawashima comments, the atrophied left orbitofrontal cortex could not process fear properly.
Also, the students who had smaller part of the brain except for left orbitofrontal cortex suffer from PTSD more severely.

東日本大震災:PTSD症状訴える学生 脳の一部分が萎縮
毎日新聞 2012年05月22日 22時22分(最終更新 05月22日 22時38分)







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This website updates the latest news about the Fukushima nuclear plant and also archives the past news from 2011. Because it's always updated and added live, articles, categories and the tags are not necessarily fitted in the latest format.
I am the writer of this website. About page remains in 2014. This is because my memory about 311 was clearer than now, 2023, and I think it can have a historical value. Now I'm living in Romania with 3 cats as an independent data scientist.
Actually, nothing has progressed in the plant since 2011. We still don't even know what is going on inside. They must keep cooling the crippled reactors by water, but additionally groundwater keeps flowing into the reactor buildings from the broken parts. This is why highly contaminated water is always produced more than it can circulate. Tepco is planning to officially discharge this water to the Pacific but Tritium is still remaining in it. They dilute this with seawater so that it is legally safe, but scientifically the same amount of radioactive tritium is contained. They say it is safe to discharge, but none of them have drunk it.


May 2012