Which of us has not heard in recent years how much stress is bad for health?
How is it that our brains are so good at producing it?
And what are the very dark sides of the stress?
Most of us know that stress can increase the risk of heart attacks, stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure, and more. But if stress is so harmful, why is our brain so good at producing it?
And why are we, as human beings, particularly sensitive to its harmful effects?
In the lecture we will understand exactly what stress is at the brain, physical and psychological level. It seems that stress has an important part in our life and that without it we would not survive, but we will also know its dark sides and how it harms the immune system, brain development, mood, and more. We will also understand how stress can be dealt with in everyday life by mental and mental training.
All this and more, in Dr. Noa Albalda’s new lecture on Funzing Talks.
Dr. Noa Albalda holds a doctorate in neuroscience from Tel Aviv University where she specialized in the effects of stress and immune system activity on brain development processes and the risk of schizophrenia and depression. Today, she runs the Brain Research Laboratory at the Center for Brain and Consciousness, IDC Herzliya. In addition, she is responsible for developing and disseminating the Center’s educational content. She teaches courses on the brain at IDC Herzliya and the Open University.