LIBC Blog

LIBC Blog

Universiteit Leiden

rss

Tag: Stress

  • Brains? Consider the gut!

    Brains? Consider the gut!

    Hippocrates once said “All disease begins in the gut”. Recent studies suggest even disorders seen as psychological or neurological may actually be related to your gut. Here’s why we should pay more attention to the link between the gut and the brain.
  • How to run away from your problems

    How to run away from your problems

    The runner finds his exercise fun and relaxing, yet the body’s stress response is activated.This makes sense from an evolutionary perspective: running after your meal or running to not become one is stressful. How can it be that the runner isn't stressed?
  • Combat exam anxiety and stress with Yoga

    Combat exam anxiety and stress with Yoga

    Valerie Junk | | 1
    Exam anxiety and stress can influence performance negatively. Yoga may be a solution to lower stress and improve the general and mental wellbeing.
  • Brain scars

    Brain scars

    Bernet Elzinga, professor Stress-related Psychopathology at Leiden University, studies how trauma effects brain function and behaviour.
  • Learning is a series of sprints, not a marathon

    Learning is a series of sprints, not a marathon

    Many students (and people in general) like to mass their efforts to boost short-term performance when an important exam or deadline is approaching. Scientific research points to a more functional and efficient long-term strategy to raise performance.
  • Can you ‘pose’ your way to success?

    Can you ‘pose’ your way to success?

    Tina van Dam | | 3
    Have you ever wondered why is it that sometimes you perform extremely well at presentations or job interviews while at other times your brain seems to freeze? Your performance in such tasks depends on the levels of two hormones: testosterone and cortisol.