I knew it! Those stress-reducing, research principles which you know would have to include some rat experiments are as follows:.
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The rat develops the potential for an ulcer. A different rat gets the same series of shocks, but is given a piece of food to gnaw on or,something to eat, drink, or maybe a running wheel.
Put a primate through something unpleasant and it becomes stressed. Put that primate through the same stressor while in a room of other primates and — well, two different responses. If the other primates are strangers, stress goes up; if friends, stress goes down.
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Social connectedness helps modulate stress ors. A rat gets a series of mild, electric shocks, but hears a warning bell before each shock. Fewer ulcers, because predictability makes stress ors less stressful. Because anxiety implies unpredictability, an increase in predictability can reduce anxiety. Obviously, there are caveats; for example, when predictability means boredom, or something positively bad.
A rat is given a series of mild shocks, but has been trained to press a lever to avoid the shocks. Take away the lever, and stress goes up. Return the lever to the rat, and stress goes down — even if the lever is disconnected from the shock mechanism.
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There is virtually no organ of the body that isn't covered. The book uses a mix of facts, humor presented in a such a lucid language that anyone without any prior language can out the facts in this book to good use. Great one Mr Sapolsky. Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. This is an excellent book. It really forces you to think about your lifestyle and stress. Robert Sapolsky is a genius. I think little less biology would have made it more interesting. Want to remain healthy.
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