Stress Can Clobber the Brain – CU Neurobiologist Steve Maier

Listen Steve Maier – Stress and the Brain

When you’re wounded, or you’re running from a tiger, the ancient parts of your brain sound an alarm that can save your life.  But if the alarm goes off at the drop of a hat, or if it sticks in the on position, it can stress your health.  That’s why CU-Boulder’s Steve Maier does research about a newer part of the brain-the ventral prefrontal medial cortex –which helps the ancient brain let go of the panic button.

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