Stress – portrait of a killer


  
Excellent PBS documentary on stress and how it operates the same way in individuals in two coparable communities- one wild babboons and te other  Whitehall Civil Servants …

In each…

  • those at the bottom of the hierarchy experience the greater levels of stress -with subsequent detrimental affects to health.
  • those at the top of the hierarchy experience less stress – they have more choices and control over their environment – and get to dump / off load on those lower in the hierarchy.

The film features the work of Dr Robert Sapolsky of  Stanford University and illustrates the complex interplay of biology and environment known as epigenetics.

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One Response to Stress – portrait of a killer

  1. korazorba1 says:

    wow, just watched a 3 part DVD on stress with him as the lecturer a few nights ago.

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