Stress, Learning, and Memory
Lecture no. 13 from the course: Stress and Your Body
Taught by Professor Robert Sapolsky | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Health,Fitness & Nutrition Courses
Memory—whether implicit or explicit—is an essential part of everyday life. So it's all the more important to understand how it's affected by stress. This lecture explains the science behind how short-term stress enhances memory and learning, while chronic stress may actually work to kill neurons in the hippocampus.