Study: Stess Causes Brain To ShrinkSubmitted by emalvini on Sat, 12/01/2012 - 15:30
Study: Stess Causes Brain To Shrink
November 30, 2012 | 2:15PM
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) - A new study has found that living a stressful life may lead to shrinking in important parts of the brain.
Researchers at Yale University saw reductions in the amount of gray matter in parts of the brain that control physiological and emotional functioning in those who endured significant amounts of stress.
According to a press release on Yale’s website, the study observed over 100 healthy participants by conducting magnetic resonance imaging scans while they answered questions about potentially traumatic life events, including the losing of a loved one, job or home.