Scowling Judges (IMAGE) University of Rochester Caption In a study on stage fright, participants were asked to delivered a five-minute speech in front of two disapproving judges. The researchers found that people who were prepped about the benefits of stress weathered the trial better. Credit Brandon Vick, University of Rochester Usage Restrictions None License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.