girl at computerThe next time you're freaking out because you're prepping for a work presentation, big interview, or test at the last minute, remember this: feeling stressed improves your memory. So storing info actually becomes a hell of a lot easier.
By Zoë Ruderman
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The reason is that the hormones our bodies produce when we feel anxious (cortasil and adrenalin) affect the cells in our brains in a way that enhances our ability to commit names, faces, ideas, and phrases to memory, neuroscientists from the University of Bristol in the UK told The Telegraph.
The biological explanation for why this happens is that back in caveman days, having strong memories of negative (ie, stessful) experiences allowed people to avoid those situations in the future.
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