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Study Finds People Under Stress Have Better Memory

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By Dr. Brian McDonough

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It appears that when people are under stress their memory might improve.

A study of 30 men and women took a look at people reading articles that either were neutral or negative. Researchers found that when people read the negative articles the hormone cortisol was released in saliva. Cortisol is a stress hormone, so essentially people read negative information — and stress levels went up.

However, when they were tested about the articles, those that read the negative or stressful articles actually had improved memory.

The association was made that under stress people appear to have a better memory.

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