Researchers identify brain circuits that help people cope with stress

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In Medical News Today’s article regarding brains, they speak on recent scientific research that has led many doctors to believe that there are very similar concepts found in the brain and a regular circuit board in that both contain wires that help relieve stress. They speak on the researcher’s discovery that the brain has a way to cope with stress in that it knows how to respond to different stimuli including emotional and behavioral stresses.

Key Takeaways:

  • The brain scans revealed a sequence of three distinct patterns of response to stress, compared to non-stress exposure
  • previous research has consistently shown that repeated and chronic stress damages the structure, connections, and functions of the brain’s prefrontal cortex
  • In the current study, the researchers reported that participants who did not show the neuroflexibility response in the prefrontal cortex during stress had higher levels of self-reported binge drinking, anger outbursts, and other maladaptive coping behaviors.

“The authors note that previous research has consistently shown that repeated and chronic stress damages the structure, connections, and functions of the brain’s prefrontal cortex.”

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/311818.php

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