How Stress can Tweak the Brain to Sabotage Self-Control. -David Jung-

posted Aug 20, 2015, 5:29 PM by David Jung   [ updated Aug 21, 2015, 8:12 AM ]
 The purpose of the this article is to help support or prove the fact that stress can affect individuals by sabotaging or disturbing the brain's ability of self-control and logical thinking. The article "How Stress can Tweak the Brain to Sabotage Self-Control". The authors Silvia U. Maier, Aidan B. Makwana, and Todd A. Hare published the article by Science Daily on August 2015. Previous studies pointed out that self control abilities in the brain are sensitive to perturbations. Researchers hypothesized that the people should perform worse than usual when faced with stress or difficult problems or issues. An experiment have been made by the researchers to support their hypothesis, so researchers placed human volunteers in a food choice scenario to explore how stress can alter the brain to impair self-control when confronted with a choice to pick a healthier food diet. The analysis of the experiment shows that the people who performed the experiment has chosen the food that were typically unhealthy from all the different varieties that were presented during the experiment. This helped prove the fact of the researchers' hypothesis.

Cell Press. "How stress can tweak the brain to sabotage self-control." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 5 August 2015. <>.