Acute stress enhances general-knowledge semantic memory

  title={Acute stress enhances general-knowledge semantic memory},
  author={Amy M. Smith and Gregory I. Hughes and F. C. Davis and Ayanna K. Thomas},
  journal={Hormones and Behavior},
  • Amy M. Smith, Gregory I. Hughes, +1 author Ayanna K. Thomas
  • Published 2019
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Hormones and Behavior
  • &NA; Acute psychological stress consistently impairs episodic memory, which consists of memory for events that are associated with a specific context. However, researchers have not yet established how stress influences semantic memory, which consists of general knowledge that is devoid of context. In the present study, participants either underwent stress induction or a control task prior to taking a trivia test that was designed to measure semantic memory. In contrast to the wealth of prior… CONTINUE READING

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