Does stress affect your memory? – Elizabeth Cox
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Does stress affect your memory? – Elizabeth Cox

You spend weeks studying for an important test. On the big day, you wait nervously as your teacher hands it out. You’re working your way through, when you’re asked to define ‘ataraxia.’ You know you’ve seen it before, but your mind goes blank. What just happened? The answer lies in the complex relationship between stress […]

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Why Obesity is a Chronic Disease
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Why Obesity is a Chronic Disease

We’re still in an era where the medical profession has very little knowledge about serious weight problems. They haven’t acknowledged that a serious weight problem is a medical condition, a disease that needs to be treated like other diseases. Excess weight is really a medical problem, and it can be tied to almost every chronic […]

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The Science of Learning with Stress and Fear
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The Science of Learning with Stress and Fear

The reason why we remember specific moments or movies is because they have been stored in our memory under the influence of emotions. When we win or fail, cry or celebrate, we learn fast, deep and plenty. But when we are afraid our brain limits our ability to think, for a good reason. Fear is […]

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Can Stress Actually Kill You?
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Can Stress Actually Kill You?

In a busy world, with unending work and responsibilities piling up, stress can get to the best of us. But how bad is it for you really? Can stress actually kill you? From a biological perspective, stress makes perfect sense. If you’re about to get chomped on by a bear, your stress hormones better kick […]

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Does the Keto Diet Actually Work?

There’s always some new diet touted as the one that will give you a celeb body in two weeks, and Keto Diet is currently making the rounds. But what is Ketogenesis? Did someone say Sega Genesis? Ketogenesis has a super scientific name, and a lot of science behind it… which is probably why people use […]

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Can You ACTUALLY Be Scared To Death?
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Can You ACTUALLY Be Scared To Death?

We guess most of you have watched a horror movie before or come across a very scary looking person in the night and said later in the figurative sense, “I was scared to death.” None of you have literally been scared to death, unless you’re watching this show from beyond the grave. But imagine something […]

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Teens and Stress – Science Nation
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Teens and Stress – Science Nation

MILES O’BRIEN: Dealing with teens can be rough; they’re moody and sometimes they’re not the best decision makers. So what makes a teen act like a teen? ADRIANA GALVAN: Teenagers experience stress as more stressful, and if that stress is interfering with their decision making, it’s really important to understand the neural mechanism that’s underlying […]

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