Acute Psychological Stress Reduces Working Memory-Related Activity in the Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex

@article{Qin2009AcutePS,
  title={Acute Psychological Stress Reduces Working Memory-Related Activity in the Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex},
  author={Shaozheng Qin and Erno J. Hermans and Hein J. F. van Marle and Jing Luo and Guill{\'e}n Fern{\'a}ndez},
  journal={Biological Psychiatry},
  year={2009},
  volume={66},
  pages={25-32}
}
BACKGROUND Acute psychological stress impairs higher-order cognitive function such as working memory (WM). Similar impairments are seen in various psychiatric disorders that are associated with higher susceptibility to stress and with prefrontal cortical dysfunctions, suggesting that acute stress may play a potential role in such dysfunctions. However, it remains unknown whether acute stress has immediate effects on WM-related prefrontal activity. METHODS Using functional magnetic resonance… Expand
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