Scientists have found: people with high self-esteem and cope better with stress and psychological trauma, writes Live Science. Data were established during brain research students from Japan before and after the earthquake in 2011. After scanning for a student for some time been observed to evaluate brain plasticity.
When scanning the brain immediately after the earthquake, scientists have identified a smaller hippocampus and orbitofrontal cortex. In the course of the year hippocamp the subjects had decreased in size, and mental state after the earthquake did not improve. However, self-confident people, this process was not as pronounced. They are easier suffered a catastrophe and was rebuilt in the normal rhythm of life.
This allows you to judge what changes in the brain associated with the influence of stress, strongly linked to self-esteem. Hippocamp and orbitofrontal area is reduced under the action of noradrenaline and cortisol, hormones, inflammation and stress. Apparently, people with high self-esteem hormonal regulation works more perfectly.