22 – Gonadal Steroids, Learning, and Memory

  title={22 – Gonadal Steroids, Learning, and Memory},
  author={Gary P. Dohanich},
Publisher Summary This chapter reviews the primary gonadal steroids that influence cognitive performance. These actions have two consequences, the modulation of learning and memory performance, and the promotion of neuronal survival. Gonadal steroids can affect performance on appetitive and aversive tasks; spatial and nonspatial tasks; conditioning; and acquisition, consolidation, and retention. However, the effects of steroids on learning and memory are often moderate in magnitude, and can… CONTINUE READING


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