Emotional Stress on Motor Skills

Emotion Stress on Motor Skills
We all agree to the fact that stress is something universal. We all experience it, though it may vary on different levels. The manner into which a person also relieves his or stress varies—some feel better after doing some binge eating, others are contented with having to use a stress ball. There are also different sources of stress for everyone. For students, their number one source of stress is for them to obtain good grades so that their parents will be proud of them; for the working professionals, their main source of stress is having to earn for their daily sustenance.

There are different types of stresses as well. We have physical, mental and emotional stress to name a few. However, this paper will concentrate on the last one, emotional stress, since this is one of the most difficult types of stress that one may encounter in his or her daily dealings. Emotional stress, as what they say, is oftentimes self-inflicted. The degree of stress a person might experience or feel depends on how a person handles bad news. Let’s consider for example a break up. One person might find it easy to cope with the situation by diverting his or attention to something else, and be able to move on after a week or so, while others might find themselves sulking for a couple of weeks, or even months.

Emotions may sometimes trigger severe stress that it may affect the person’s nervous system. When the nervous system is the one that is affected, it may affect the way the brain works since the event has caused an incredible strain in the person’s mind. Truth be told, there are various severe emotional experiences that may trigger post-traumatic syndrome such as going into a war and seeing a fellow soldier die in the battlefield.

According to experiments conducted by researchers from LSU Health Sciences Center, whenever a mouse experiences even a tinge of stress, its cerebellum gets affected. The cerebellum is the part of the brain in charge of...