Stress by Madhumita Murgia (Subject specific vocabs ( Kidney - organ , …
Stress by Madhumita Murgia
no sources and bias
Consistency - chain
Ted-ed talk – well known educational channel
European Technology Correspondent, Financial Times
Audience- people suffering from stress/ chronic stress
November 9 2015
Effects - rat experiment
Explain the pros and cons of stress
Where are the endocrine glands that control the Hypothalamus pituitary adrenal glands?
What are 2 effects of high levels of cortisol?
What are epigenetic changes?
What are some ways to manage stress?
No academic sources
Rats ≠ Humans
Causes/Summary of the Video
↑ Cortisol - ↑ damage to brain → electrical signals in the hippocampus ↓, ∴ Ability to concentrate, make decisions, judgments, interaction with others and control stress ↓
Effect of stress may pass down to brain DNA
Continuous Stress → Chronic Stress → Change in brain size and functions/ harder to remember new things/ Serious mental issues
Academic words and usage
Deteriorate - becomes worse
Negligent - not doing things they ought to do
Wreak havoc - to cause damage, disruption
Pup - young of some animals
Nurturing mums — pups are less sensitive to stress
Negligent mums — pups more sensitive to stress
Nurture from mother = baby rat's response to stress in life
Inheritable across generations
Solutions mentioned in video
Be aware of surroundings - ↓ stress - ↑ size of hippocampus - improves memory
Questions to be discussed
In your opinion, what do you think are the top three causes of stress?
Do you think it’s worth it to pursue a high stress job if you’re being well paid?
The video mentions that stress can somewhat be positive. What are some cases where stress can be useful or necessary?
Do you think people from different countries cope differently with stress?
Subject specific vocabs
Kidney - organ
Cortisol - steroid hormone, located in the glucocorticoid class of hormonesis, released when the brain detects a stressful situation primes the body for instant action.
Endocrine gland - secretes hormones
Amygdala - An almond-shaped set of neurons located deep in the brain’s medial temporal lobe.
Chronic stress - Continuous stress
Epigenetic changes - Change in gene expressions not DNA
Pituitary adrenal Axis) - complex set of direct influences and feedback interactions: the hypothalamus; the pituitary gland and the adrenal glands
Hippocampus - limbic system; associated with learninig, memories and stress control
Language use, cohesiveness and oral communication
Linking words - in other words; This means.., thereby..
Ask questions at first - arouses interest
Appropriate use of words - age groups varies
Voice and speed are stable - easy to listen