“The Human Brain - Stress.” FI.edu.

2004. The Franklin Institute. May 21, 2009.
< http://www.fi.edu/learn/brain/stress.html>.
This article gives a comprhensive description of how stress affects the brain. It gives special attention to the ened to achieve homeostasis by means of releasing horomones. The article also mentions that stress can inhibit the ability to form new memories because it emits a horomone called cortisol. The article also states that continued stress could lead to the degeneration of the hippocampus due to the high levels of cortisol, which can be linked to Alzheimer's. The article also links stress to problems like: stroke, and high blood pressure. This article was released by The Franklin Institute, which has been providing accurate scientific data since 1870.