Acute stress impairs set-shifting but not reversal learning.

@article{Butts2013AcuteSI,
  title={Acute stress impairs set-shifting but not reversal learning.},
  author={Kelly A. Butts and Stan B Floresco and Anthony G Phillips},
  journal={Behavioural brain research},
  year={2013},
  volume={252},
  pages={222-9}
}
The ability to update and modify previously learned behavioral responses in a changing environment is essential for successful utilization of promising opportunities and for coping with adverse events. Valid models of cognitive flexibility that contribute to behavioral flexibility include set-shifting and reversal learning. One immediate effect of acute stress is the selective impairment of performance on higher-order cognitive control tasks mediated by the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) but… CONTINUE READING

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