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Stress and Memory: What’s the Relationship?

By: Dr. Pascale Michelon

Intuitively, stress does not seem to be a performance booster. We have all fumbled through documents right in the middle of a stressful presentation or conversation, unable to find the document we wanted! On the other hand it feels like a little bit of stress may help arouse us. What does science tell us about the effect of stress on performance? Is stress good for memory? Continue reading