Acute stress impairs cognitive flexibility in men, not women

@article{Shields2016AcuteSI,
  title={Acute stress impairs cognitive flexibility in men, not women},
  author={Grant S. Shields and Brian C. Trainor and Jovian C W Lam and Andrew P. Yonelinas},
  journal={Stress},
  year={2016},
  volume={19},
  pages={542 - 546}
}
Abstract Psychosocial stress influences cognitive abilities, such as long-term memory retrieval. However, less is known about the effects of stress on cognitive flexibility, which is mediated by different neurobiological circuits and could thus be regulated by different neuroendocrine pathways. In this study, we randomly assigned healthy adults to an acute stress induction or control condition and subsequently assessed participants’ cognitive flexibility using an open-source version of the… 
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