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Unformatted text preview: DECEMBER 4 TH ! From the other day stress in the hippocampus Negatively affected by long term!! o Stress isnt a mental thing! Your body reacts to it by what it feels to be a bad situation o If you have two organisms who would do better? The one who deals with stress at hand? Or the one who is worrying about 7 weeks from now? The one who is dealing with stress now. When youre under stress the system has evolved under stress the primary fuel molecule to generate ATP is glucose. When your under stress and the episode drags on, then cortisol comes out and the cortisol stops the ability of the hippocampus of using glucose Cortisol is the molecular signal that tells the hippocampus to stop o So the activity of the hippocampus goes down Which doesnt help our STM Whos going to survive best? The one who has less stress! The ones who deal with the stress at hand and then move on with the learning. Its natural selection!...
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course BIO 101 taught by Professor Martin during the Fall '08 term at Rutgers.
- Fall '08