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Elements S2 • E28

How Stress Rewires Your Brain and What You Can Do About It

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Published on Jul 4, 2018

We lead stressful lives. These brain-boosting tips can help alleviate anxiety and release proteins in the brain that stimulate neuronal growth – literal "creative juices," you might say.

Mindful Meditation: Miracle Cure or Media Hype? - https://youtu.be/3Bz6kr-UFkY

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Is an immunization for stress on the horizon?
https://www.colorado.edu/today/2018/0...
"It's too early to say with scientific certainty, but a new study by CU Boulder researchers suggests that one particular beneficial bacteria can have long-lasting anti-inflammatory effects on the brain, making it more resilient to the physical and behavioral effects of stress."

Mindfulness meditation and relaxation response have different effects on brain function
https://www.massgeneral.org/about/pre...
"The results showed that the strength of neural interaction between brain regions associated with present-moment awareness and bodily attention increased during both types of body-scan meditation."

Scientists show how brain circuit generates anxiety
https://www.cshl.edu/scientists-show-...
"Neuroscientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) have identified a neural circuit in the amygdala, the brain’s seat of emotion processing, that gives rise to anxiety."

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