Stress and Memory

  • Stress and Memory

    This experiment tests memory in mice, with and without the presence of stress. The researcher monitored that actions of the hippocampus in times of stress, and found they were different than times without stress. What were the differences? What were the similarities?

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  • 9/11 Flashbulb Memories

    Closeness counts when it comes to how strong our memories are. While many people remember where they were when they heard the news of attacks on the World Trade Center, brain researchers say those who were close to the scene formed memories that still provoke the brain’s response to danger. What sort of stimuli might account for the different reactions…

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  • Working Memory and Pressure

    Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Soledad O Brien of CNN discuss Sian Beilocks research on intelligence and choking. When pressure, time demands, peers, and monetary rewards were added to a task, participants with a high working memory capacity did 10% worse than when they completed the task under no pressure. Participants with a lower working memory capacity received the same score…

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