The impact of stress on short term memory

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“In many respects, you’d look pretty normal without a prefrontal cortex,” said Craig Berridge, UW-Madison psychology professor. “You don’t need that part of the brain to hear or talk, to keep long-term memories, or to remember what you did as a child or what you read in the newspaper three days ago. People without a prefrontal cortex are very distractible [.] They’re very impulsive. They can be very argumentative.”