Stress happens. Sometimes it's unavoidable. Explore this video sampler to learn more about how and why managing stress is so critical. Click on an image to launch the video. SRJC ID and PIN required for off campus access.
Tackling the serious topic of stress in his famously entertaining manner, Professor Sapolsky sets the stage on a Kenyan savannah, with a hungry lion in hot pursuit of a terrified zebra. As he explains, the zebra's fight-or-flight response channels essential energy to its survival effort by shutting down and even damaging nonessential biological functionse. Unfortunately, humans can generate the same response. So why do some people cope with stress better than others? Drawing on Hans Sely's research with rats in a stress-induced environment, Robert Sapolsky gives us hope. We can reduce the risk of stress-related disease when we have an outlet for stress and frustration, some control over what's causing us stress, the ability to predict stressors, and, perhaps most importantly, social connectedness for emotional support.
Hosted by renowned neuroscientist and M.D., Ph.D., Dr. Adam Gazzaley, The Distracted Mind delves deeply into attention, distraction, the myth of multi-tasking, and how to use the latest research to possibly improve our skills and abilities at any point during our lives. While the brain can seem almost boundless in its potential, it has limitations, such as processing speed, attentional limitations, working memory limitations, and sensitivity to interference, which can be both internal and external. Dr. Gazzaley explores the impact that multi-tasking has on our safety, memory, education, careers and personal lives. From changing our behaviors, to literally changing our brains, Dr. Gazzaley shares information you need to survive and thrive in the information age.