While chronic stress often increases the risk of heart attack and suppression of the immune system, scientists have found that short-term stress, on the contrary, able to increase performance and improve memory.
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In the study, which was conducted on rats, the experts noticed that in rats who experienced stress, stem cells in the brain become a new nervous cells, which two weeks later, improved mental performance.
"Don't always see stress as a negative phenomenon. Sometimes stress can be useful, it can stimulate the brain activity," says Daniela Kaufer, associate Professor of integrative biology at the University of California, Berkeley.