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It’s not about our own stress, it appears stress can be catchy too.

Is your stress changing someone else’s brain? A research study by Jaideep Bains and a team at the Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI), at the University of Calgary, has suggested that stress can be transmitted from one person to another, changing the brain of the other person too. The study shows that social contact by female mice reverses the effects, but not for male mice.  

A full article “Social transmission and buffering of synaptic changes after stress” can be found at


Scientists have discovered that stress transmitted from others can change the brain in the same way as a real stress does.
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