Sonja Roemer

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Previous evidence indicates that stress hormone effects on memory consolidation depend on concurrent emotional arousal-induced noradrenergic activity. Here, we asked whether this is also true for stress effects on memory retrieval and hypothesized that administration of the beta-adrenoceptor antagonist propranolol would block the effects of stress on(More)
OBJECTIVE Classical conditioning processes are important for the generation and persistence of symptoms in psychosomatic disorders, such as the fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS). Pharmacologically induced hyper- and hypocortisolism were shown to affect trace but not delay classical eyeblink conditioning. As previous studies revealed a relative hypocortisolism in(More)
The so-called 'replicability crisis' has sparked methodological discussions in many areas of science in general, and in psychology in particular. This has led to recent endeavours to promote the transparency, rigour, and ultimately, replicability of research. Originating from this zeitgeist, the challenge to discuss critical issues on terminology, design,(More)
Previous human studies have shown that excess cortisol sufficient to fully occupy central nervous system (CNS) corticosteroid receptors may reduce startle eye blink. The present study tested whether cortisol depletion and the resulting reduction in activity of CNS corticosteroid receptors has the opposite effect. In a single-blind, placebo-controlled,(More)
Cardiac modulation of startle eye blink has been introduced as a methodology to reflect baro-afferent signal transmission. Recent studies showed that affective startle modulation is specific to left-ear presentation that may be due to hemispheric specificity in processing emotional-relevant stimuli, similar to the processing of visceral- and baro-afferent(More)
Glucocorticoids have been shown to affect declarative memory, an explicit form of memory for facts and events operated by medial temporal lobe structures. Recent neuroimaging data suggest that the medial temporal lobe (including the hippocampus) is also active in implicit sequence learning. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether implicit(More)
The Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education occupies a unique position in physical therapy education, often serving as the link between the didactic and the clinical domains of the program. A wealth of anecdotal information suggests the need for a more systematic study of the role and functions of the ACCE. A survey based on a self-administered(More)
III Acknowledgments I would like to thank everybody who contributed to this work. I thank Prof. Dr. Hartmut Schächinger for his support and supervision during the past years, and for valuable lessons about men and women, double bind and paradoxical communication, and about " life, the universe and everything " (Adams, 1979) 1 I thank Prof. Dr. Jobst Meyer(More)
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