Discover Magazine: Fight or flight? Why our caveman brains keep getting confused

Dr. Sudha Seshadri, professor of neurology and director of the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases, explains the link between neurodegenerative diseases and high cortisol levels in this Discover Magazine article. The story mentions that her research published in the journal Neurology, has shown that those with higher morning cortisol levels are more likely to have problems with parts of the brain responsible for memory retention like the hypothalamus, which can be an early indicator of dementia and Alzheimer’s.

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