Stress seems to have a negative impact on people’s ability
to think clearly and quickly, and attend to new information. The study
investigated male doctoral students shortly before and after their board exams
and found that although students did not perform well under stress, their brain’s
ability to do so bounced back in less than a month after the stress went
This may be quite different in the case of chronic stress
that can lead to major health problems such as chronic fatigue, depression,
post traumatic stress, and Alzheimers.
Rockefeller University (2009, January 28). Stress Disrupts
Human Thinking, But The Brain Can Bounce Back. ScienceDaily.
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