Stress address

Published May 28, 2020

Yale researchers say they’ve found “a neural home of the feeling of stress” — one spot in the brain (the hippocampus, to be specific).

They were only mildly sadistic when they ran the study:

Brain scans of people exposed to highly stressful and troubling images — such as a snarling dog, mutilated faces or filthy toilets — reveal a network of neural connections emanating throughout the brain from the hippocampus, an area of the brain that helps regulate motivation, emotion and memory.

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