Do you feel excited at the thought? When the brain perceives some kind of stress, it starts flooding the body with chemicals like epinephrine, norepinephrine and cortisol.
Kirby was supported by fellowships from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine and the U. One study found that those with a "positive stress mindset" -- people who are able to see stress as a challenge to overcome -- were more skilled at tackling large projects at work.
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Kirby discovered that the stressed rats performed better on a memory test two weeks after the stressful event, but not two days after the event. While chronic stress may be harmful, acute short-term stress may actually boost our cognitive function.
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