Memory Loss Link To Early Stress
Psychological stress early in life may lead to memory loss and mental decline in middle age, research suggests. A study on rats suggests infant stress has a negative impact on the way brain cells communicate with each other. The researchers believe parental loss, abuse or neglect may contribute to a type of memory loss in middle age more normally seen in the elderly. The study, by the University of California, Irvine, features in the Journal of Neuroscience.