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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Animated Video: How Stress Affects Your Brain

From TEDEd

By Madhumita Murgia
November 9, 2015

Stress isn’t always a bad thing; it can be handy for a burst of extra energy and focus, like when you’re playing a competitive sport or have to speak in public. But when it’s continuous, it actually begins to change your brain.

Madhumita Murgia shows how chronic stress can affect brain size, its structure, and how it functions, right down to the level of your genes.

Madhumida Murgia is an editor, journalist and speaker with expertise in the fields of science, health and technology. As head of the (U.K.) Telegraph's technology section, she oversees the newspaper's technology coverage. This involves managing a team of technology journalists who write daily news, features and op-eds for web, mobile and print. Her other responsibilities include writing a weekly column on the business of technology, long-form features on innovation and op-eds across the Telegraph's magazine, newspaper and website.

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