This Emotional Life

Positive and negative stress

Special | 2m 22s

Neuroscientist Robert Sapolsky explains that stress in the form of stimulation is a positive force in our lives but too much stress can have adverse affects on the brain. He explains that how chronic stress affects our memory and decision making, saying that "Your memory goes down the tubes with chronic stress."

Aired: 08/18/09

Rating: NR

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