(Telegraph) Stress can help when studying for exams
Studying for exams at the last minute might be the best way to learn, according to new research that has revealed that stress helps the brain form stronger memories.
Scientists have discovered that hormones produced when we are stressed causes changes inside the cells of our brains that help memories to be stored more effectively.
They found that stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenalin trigger changes in the way the genes inside neurons function and so enhances their learning ability.
Professor Hans Reul, a neuroscientist at the University of Bristol who has been leading the research, said that it suggests that studying while feeling stressed could help increase the ability of students when learning.