A group of British researchers from the Center for the study of the brain Assessora University concluded that stress tends to accumulate. In old age, this factor may affect the intellectual faculties of man, writes The Conversation.
Scientists selected a group of volunteers 60-80 years and studied their life from stressful influences. It turned out that the people who had lived a quiet life, better cope with tests on cognitive ability. On the contrary, excessive stress for life had an impact on the performance of tests.
The volunteers of young age such patterns have been identified. Scientists suggest that stress affects the hippocampus. Deplete its impact accumulates over time. It affects attention, learning ability of man and his ability to coordinate the movements.