Cognitive decline happens to all of us – but how fast depends on stress.

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When you are stressed, your hypothalamus alerts the pituitary gland and the adrenal cortex, which releases glucocorticoid. This stress hormone then affects your memory and concentration. The areas it impacts include the hippocampus, prefrontal cortex, and amygdala, which processes external stimuli and memories linked to emotions. Our ability to form long-term memories therefore deteriorates.

So how can we manage stress to protect our brains?

Regular mindful meditation can slow down brain decline, boost memory areas, and help control emotions including pain, according to scientific research.

Exercise can also protect your brain. When our muscles move, growth factor is released to the brain, helping regenerate neurons, dilate blood vessels, and keep the brain active.

Neurotechnology can also help. A brain computer interface (BCI) can check your brain stress and help you alter your behavior. You can also train your brain with cognitive games or stimulate it with weak electrical and magnetic waves.

Want to know more about slowing down brain deterioration? Take a look at “RISC Talk Vol.2 / 2020: The Secrets of Body and Brain for Silver Age Residential Development". Discover from Dr. Sirawaj Itthipuripat, a neuroscientist at the Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) Lab at King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, how to protect your brain at https://youtu.be/WP7nfXPZN3Y

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