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Stress and concentration

When you?re under a lot of stress, it?s hard to concentrate. And not concentrating sufficiently is one of the main causes of poor learning and memory. Being under sustained stress for many weeks can impair your memory by altering brain chemistry and damaging the hippocampus. You can?t control all the stressful events in your life, but you can control your reactions to those events to some degree.…

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