Anxiety can help you remember things, says study

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New Delhi, Feb 27 (ANI): Anxiety can help your memory, a new research has found. According to a study led by the University of Waterloo, manageable levels of anxiety actually aid people in being able to recall the details of events. The study of 80 undergraduate students found that when anxiety levels got too high or descended into fear, it could lead to the colouring of memories where people begin to associate otherwise neutral elements of an experience to the negative context. The study saw students from the University of Waterloo (64 females) complete the experiment. Half of the participants were randomly assigned to a deep encoding instruction group while the other half were randomly assigned to a shallow encoding group. All participants completed the Depression Anxiety Stress Scales.

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