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Title:
Stress : portrait of a killer
ISBN:
9781426293092
Publication Information:
[Washington, DC] : National Geographic ; Burbank, Cal. : Distributed by Warner Home Video, c2008.
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1 videodisc (56 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
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Summary:
Stanford University neurobiologist, Robert Sapolsky, has been advancing our understanding of stress - how it impacts our bodies and how our social standing can make us more or less susceptible. Research reveals that the impact of stress can be found deep within us, shrinking our brains, adding fat to our bellies, even unraveling our chromosomes. Yet understanding how stress works can help us figure out a ways to combat it and how to live a life free of the tyranny of this contemporary plague.
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Everyone is susceptible to pressures of modern living, and in this release from National Geographic filmmakers attempt to gain a greater understanding of how our bodies respond to this contemporary plague while revealing why stress is much more than a simple state of mind. Just how deep does the impact of stress really hit us? This is the question posed by university researchers as they travel from the plains of Africa to neuroscience labs at Stanford University on a mission to uncover the physical tools that can result from serious mental strain. Perhaps by understanding how stress works, we can finally discover the key to combating it while living longer, more enjoyable lives. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi