Some studies have shown that people who suffer from chronic stress due to stress or hard tasks are more likely to lose memory. Some researchers led by Jonathan Goodbo, associate professor of neuroscience at Ohio State University, study the relationship between long-term stress and memory loss Short in rats.The research team put mice in a maze and made them used to escaping through a hole in the last maze. The mice were then subjected to repeated visits from an aggressive mouse and large in size.
The mice that encountered the hatching mouse found it difficult to remember the whereabouts of the escape hole, while mice that were not stressed were able to find it.
Memory loss is linked to the response of the immune system
The rats returned to normal within 28 days, but until then, mice showed evidence of social avoidance, a measure of depression.
The inability to remember was associated with some changes in the brains of mice. Immune cells, or macrophages, began to appear in the brains of mice who were stressed. The inflammation resulted from the immune system’s response to stress until new neurons developed in the brain 10 to 28 days after the end of the stress period.
The team concluded after the end of the trials that short-term memory loss was linked to encephalitis and the immune system.