How Chronic Stress Can Change Your Brain – TED Lesson By Madhumita Murgia

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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.

Chronic Stress

Lesson by Madhumita Murgia, animation by Andrew Zimbelman.

 

Source: TEDEducation

Full version: ed.ted.com/lessons

Video source: TED-Ed

Image credits: TED-Ed

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