Hippocampus In Stress And Memory

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1. INTRODUCTION 1.1 Stress and its impact on Humans: A healthy lifestyle is a key factor in keeping good mental and physical health and can be achieved through various strategies for self care and self regulation. It is an essential companion to any stress-reduction program, which implies high levels of stress can be a barrier in making healthy lifestyle changes. Several years of scientific confirmation has shown the importance of emotional states and health impairing behaviors as well as effective stress management for life style disorders. Stress is a worldwide phenomenon that shows non-specific response of the body to any demand and an unavoidable experience in one?s life. India is rapidly becoming the national capital for lifestyle change…show more content…
Its curved shape reminded early anatomists, the horns of a ram, Cornu Ammonis (CA). It is a major component of the brain that belongs to the limbic system and positioned inside the medial temporal lobe, underneath the cortical surface. It consists of Pyramidal neurons (pyramidal cells), that are type of neuron found in hippocampus (Cajal., 1894). Since then, studies on pyramidal neurons have given attention on subject matter ranging from neuroplasicity to memory and cognition. The hippocampus is involved in multifaceted processes in memory process which includes forming, organizing and storing memories. It also enables us to convert the substance of working memory and new information detained briefly in the prefrontal cortex into long-term form for storage. This neural act was described by various psychologists as art of learning. Everything we learn, read, do, understand and most importantly everything we experience count on the hippocampus to function…show more content…
The scientific evidence for the mental health benefits of yoga continues to pile up. Maintaining a positive outlook is one key of life. It was proved that people with more positive attitudes may also deal with stress better and have a stronger will to live. 1.5 Brain-Boosting Therapy: Just as we need food, so does the brain. Probably it?s known that a diet based on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, healthy fats that include olive oil, nuts, fish oil etc. will provide lots of health profit, but it is less known that such a diet can also improve memory. Colorful fruits and vegetables are predominantly good antioxidant, which also protect our brain cells from damage. Recently many neurological scientists confirm that omega-3 fatty acids are mostly beneficial for brain health. Fishes are particularly the richest source of omega-3 fatty acids, in scrupulous cold water fish. On the other hand, herbs and natural weeds can cure any disease as stated in Ayurvedic medicine. It has also been pointed out in the Ancient Indian epics like Ramayana. Biologically active compounds from various parts of plant sources have always been used in alternative medicine for thousands of years. Till date the best herbs used as memory enhancers are brahmi, jatamamsi, bhringaraj and shanka

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