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The surprising link between stress and memory - Elizabeth Cox

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You spend weeks studying for an important test. On the big day, you wait nervously as your teacher hands it out. You’re working your way through, when you’re asked to define "ataraxia." You know you’ve seen the word before, but your mind goes blank. What just happened? Elizabeth Cox details the complex relationship between stress and memory.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Elizabeth Cox
  • Director Outis
  • Narrator Christina Greer
  • Animator Nemanja Petrovic
  • Sound Designer Stephen LaRosa
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Associate Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott, Elizabeth Cox
  • Fact-checker Francisco Diez
Additional Resources for you to Explore
Stress and memory are most notably faced in a classroom setting. This journal article discusses the implications of all the deadlines, assignments, and evaluations in a classroom setting on memory.

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TED-Ed Animations feature the words and ideas of educators brought to life by professional animators. Are you an educator or animator interested in creating a TED-Ed Animation? Nominate yourself here »

Meet The Creators

  • Educator Elizabeth Cox
  • Director Outis
  • Narrator Christina Greer
  • Animator Nemanja Petrovic
  • Sound Designer Stephen LaRosa
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Associate Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott, Elizabeth Cox
  • Fact-checker Francisco Diez