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4 thoughts on “Myth or Fact? A little stress is good for the brain.

  • May 9, 2016 at 9:35 am

    Thanks for those interesting Myth or Fact. But in this one, are you sure hypothalamus releases glucocorticoids ? I thought it was the adrenal glands…

    • May 9, 2016 at 10:49 am

      You are absolutely correct. Sorry about that. It should read “The anticipation of getting on a roller coaster fills most people with dread, as the hypothalamus signals adrenal glands to release hormones called glucocorticoids to trigger your stress response.” We are updating the image now.

  • May 9, 2016 at 11:55 am


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