Neuroscience

Stress breaks loops that hold short-term memory together: study

Stress has long been pegged as the enemy of attention, disrupting focus and doing substantial damage to working memory—the short-term juggling of information that allows us to do all the little things that make us productive.

Health

Vitamin B reduces work stress

(Medical Xpress) -- Increasing your Vitamin B intake could significantly reduce work-related stress, a clinical trial conducted at Swinburne University of Technology has shown.

Psychology & Psychiatry

When words get hot, mental multitaskers collect cool

How useful would it be to anticipate how well someone will control their emotions? To predict how well they might be able to stay calm during stress? To accept critical feedback stoically?

Psychology & Psychiatry

Short stressful events may improve working memory

Experiencing chronic stress day after day can produce wear and tear on the body physically and mentally, and can have a detrimental effect on learning and emotion. However, acute stress -- a short stressful incident -- may ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Mindfulness: Tips to reclaim some control in your life-work balance

There was a time when the boundaries between work and home were fairly clear. Today, however, work is likely to invade your personal life—and maintaining work-life balance is no simple task. When your work life and personal ...

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