Stress literally shrinks the human brain. In the future this may lead to serious disorders, if we are talking about chronic stress. The study demonstrates the possible worsening of memory and other disorders of the higher nervous activity.
Scientists have proven that during times of stress shrinks the hippocampus. This area of the brain responsible for memorization of information and training, determines human behavior.
Similar processes are observed in rats. Scientists have subjected animals to stress for 10 days. During this period of time was noted a significant reduction in the size of the hippocampus of rodents.