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Repetitive stress, the enemy of learning

2022-09-25T16:22:49.809Z

PSYCHOLOGY - Shouting and punishment or encouragement and the right to make mistakes: the atmosphere in which your children learn plays a far from negligible role.



What is surprising with "stressor" factors is that whatever their origin - physical (pain, heat, cold, etc.) or psychological (hurtful words, etc.) - they all have the same effects on the brain when repeated.

“They negatively impact performance on an exam, it has been proven by numerous studies”

, indicates Professor Catherine Belzung, doctor of neurosciences, Inserm director of the imaging and brain laboratory in Tours and author of

Neurobiology of emotions

(Ed. UPPR) .

An opinion shared by Dr. Catherine Gueguen, pediatrician and author of

Happy to learn at school

and

Small and big questions for a happy childhood

(Éd. Les Arènes):

"Repetitive emotional abuse, linked to little phrases like 'You suck', 'You'll never make it', 'Are you doing it on purpose?', causes the secretion of stress molecules (cortisol, adrenaline) in the child's brain.

However, excess cortisol attacks neurons in certain regions of the…

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Source: lefigaro

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