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While you carefully listen to the video, fill in the blanks with the missing word.
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There is an audio describing the relationship between stress and memory ad pictures describing what is being said in the audio.
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4 minutes 44 seconds
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Lectures (e.g. TED talks)
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Listening comprehension
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The above lesson is a great teaching resource for:Advanced (C1)
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This resource is intended for:Business/professional students
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1. Fill the gap.
You're working your way through, when you're asked to define
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Eachexperience activates a unique set of brain areas.
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… these sensory experiences have to be consolidated by the
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The hippocampus thenmemories,
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Once a memory has been encoded, it can be remembered, orlater.
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Memories are stored all over the brain, and it's likely thecortex that signals for their retrieval.
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Your brain responds to stressfulby releasing hormones known as corticosteroids,
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Theprompts your hippocampus to consolidate the stress-inducing experience into a memory.
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Meanwhile, the flood offrom stress stimulates your hippocampus, also prompting memory consolidation.
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The act of remembering relies on the prefrontal cortex, which governs thought, attention, and
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When corticosteroids stimulate the amygdala, the amygdalaor lessens the activity of, the prefrontal cortex.
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The reason for this inhibition is so the fight/flight/freeze response canslower,
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First, if you know a stressful situation like a test is coming, try preparing in conditions similar to the stressful
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… can make your stress response to theseless sensitive during the test itself.
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And on the actual test day, try taking deep breaths toyour body's flight/fight/freeze response.
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Deep breathing exercises have shownreduction in test anxiety in groups ranging from third graders to nursing students.
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