Stress Causes Intelligence Loss

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[Psychology]
Professor Elizabeth Gould from Princeton University is discovering some interesting things via her primate research. Most notably that under stress, the brain does not create as many new cells. In short, the environment we are in has a direct impact on the capacity and healthy functioning of our brain.

The structure of our brain, from the details of our dendrites to the density of our hippocampus, is incredibly influenced by our surroundings. Put a primate under stressful conditions, and its brain begins to starve. It stops creating new cells. The cells it already has retreat inwards. The mind is disfigured.

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