In other words, our “auditory plasticity” — or, the process whereby our perception of sound adapts according to the aural patterns we experience — can be influenced by strong emotions to a point where similar sounds are mistakenly yoked together and interpreted as connoting one and the same thing. In PTSD cases where thunder and other harsh aural patterns trigger harrowing memories, the soldier’s fear has effectively altered the way he or she understands such sounds — and instead of discriminating between “gunshot” and “door slamming,” the brain recognizes the enter spectrum as a unit corresponding to anxiety and danger.
Challenge Mapping is a highly practical technique, which has been developed using the widely acclaimed approach known as Systems Thinking. This approach has uncovered the universal underlying principles that are responsible for the way people collaborate in organisations. For this reason, Challenge Mapping provides the basis for integrating a number of separate areas of management including: Transformational Leadership, Team Building, Organisational Change and Performance Improvement to name but a few. It also highlights the common threads that connect the numerous different initiatives such as Total Quality Management, Continuous Improvement and Customer Relationship Management etc.