Stress and Our Brains


Stress isn’t always a bad thing; it can be handy for a burst of extra energy and focus, like when you’re playing a competitive sport or have to speak in public. But when it’s continuous, it actually begins to change your brain. Madhumita Murgia shows how chronic stress can affect brain size, its structure, and how it functions, right down to the level of your genes. Check out the video here.
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The Mind and Mental Health: How Stress Affects the Brainhttps://www.tuw.edu › health › how-stress-affects-the-brain

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https://www.verywellmind.com › surprising-ways-that-s…Stress Shrinks the Brain … Even among otherwise healthy people, stress can lead to shrinkage in areas of the brain associated with the regulation of emotions, …
Protect your brain from stress – Harvard Healthhttps://www.health.harvard.edu › mind-and-mood › pr…
Feb 15, 2021 — Stress affects not only memory and many other brain functions, like mood and anxiety, but also promotes inflammation, which adversely affects …
The Neuroscience of Stress – BrainFacts.orghttps://www.brainfacts.org › emotions-stress-and-anxiety
Jun 19, 2018 — As it turns out, stress can be a good thing, helping our bodies and brains stay sharp and alert, ready to react to any surprises life throws in our …
Stress and the Brain | Let’s Talk Sciencehttps://letstalkscience.ca › backgrounders › stress-and-b…
Jul 29, 2020 — Stress is a biological response to things that happen to you. If you perceive a situation as stressful, the hypothalamus region of your brain begins …
How chronic stress changes the brain – and what you can do …https://theconversation.com › how-chronic-stress-chang…
Mar 11, 2020 — There is also evidence of chronic stress effects on hormones in the brain, including cortisol and corticotropin releasing factor (CRF). High, …
Have No Fear, the Brain is Here! How Your Brain Responds to …https://www.frontiersin.org › articles › frym.2017.00071
by KG Bezdek — The main parts of the brain that are responsible for our reactions to stress include the hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal axis, the amygdala, and the …
Madhumita Murgia: How stress affects your brain | TED Talkhttps://www.ted.com › talks › transcript
Mar 15, 2019 — For example, chronic stress increases the activity level and number of neural connections in the amygdala, your brain’s fear center. And as levels …
How stress affects your brain – Madhumita Murgia – YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com › watch
Nov 9, 2015 — … page: https://www.patreon.com/tededView full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-stress-affects-yourbrain-madhumita-murgiaStress isn…
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