Scientists from the US have confirmed the well-known saying
Scientists from the University of Pennsylvania in the US found that people who Wake with the expectation of a busy stressful day, do it live.
According to the researchers, the only thing people should fear, is fear. Because even if what you fear happens, your forecast will divert the limited resources of memory and will program it accordingly.
“People can foresee some events before they happen. It can help us prepare for and even prevent certain situations,” explains one of the authors of the study, cognitive psychologist Jinsil Han (Jinshil Hyun) from the University of Pennsylvania. But the above ability may harm our memory, regardless of whether the anticipated stressful events or not.”
To test their hypothesis, the team of researcher Jinsil Housed in the two weeks examined 240 people aged 25 to 65 years. Every day the participants used the app for smartphones that measured their level of stress. The program asked people do they expect that their day will be stressful. In addition, during the day, the subjects rated their current stress level another five times. Finally, in the night they answered the main question: “What, according to their mood will be tomorrow?”.
At the end of the experiment, the researchers found that a higher level of expectations possible stress and emotional tension in the morning was associated with memory impairment. Although, interestingly, the stress, the expected examinees in the evening, does not affect the brain.
“People often say that Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, just emotional perspective in the morning is the Foundation of your day. If you Wake up with some hope on this day, in some sense, the anchor has been dropped already. Waiting busy day causes certain effects in the brain. And even if you do not happen any stressful situations, your negative attitude will start the program,” says neuropsychologist Martin Sliwinski (Martin Sliwinski).