Stress Decreases your Ability to use your Thinking Brain

Stress Decreases your Ability to use your Thinking Brain

Researchers studying cognitive impairment report decreased memory capacity in stressed individuals.

Individuals process stress in the form of FEAR when the individual has chronic anxiety a surging effect occurs in specific frequency ranges in the brain initiating a ‘Limbic’ (fight or flight) response.

The Hypothalamus creates hormones that actually drive a person’s motor responses to perceived threats.

The adrenal gland releases cortisol which prepares the body to “defend” itself.

Due to the “limbic” system, activity in the “frontal lobe” is not able to focus and therefore reacts instead of using the ‘Thinking part of the brain’.

*** Decreasing this ‘surging effect’ will reduce the need for the amount of stress hormones and therefore allows the person to relax and stay calm.

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One thought on “Stress Decreases your Ability to use your Thinking Brain

  1. Pat S. says:

    I know you treat stress in your practise, to reduce it’s effect on brains. I love to read your comments on the Brain.

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