Aug 17, 2021
077: This Is Your Brain On Burnout
Have you ever wondered what your brain is like on burnout?
From adrenaline cascades, to how long-term stress impacts the amygdala (the fear response part of your brain) and the prefrontal cortex (how you make decisions) - burnout can do a number on your brain.
In this episode, I dive into how this happens, and the research behind it.
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Golonka, K., Mojsa-Kaja, J., Gawlowska, M., & Popiel, K. (2017). Cognitive Impairments in Occupational Burnout - Error Processing and Its Indices of Reactive and Proactive Control. Frontiers in psych…