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Middle Aged Stress Associated With Smaller Brain Size And Poor Memory

Research has found that middle-aged individuals in their forties and fifties with elevated cortisol levels, a hormone associated with stress, perform worse on cognitive and memory tasks compared to individuals of the same age who have average levels of cortisol. Elevated blood cortisol levels were also linked to smaller brain volumes. One factor that’s getting… Read More »

Medical News Today: Unraveling the neural code of the anxious brain

For the first time, scientists have measured fluctuating deep brain patterns across a number of days. They caught a glimpse of the neural signature of low mood in anxious people. A recent study provides clues about how low mood develops in the brain. Although our understanding of neuropsychiatric conditions, such as anxiety and depression, has… Read More »