Beta-adrenergic Modulation of Cognitive Flexibility during Stress

  title={Beta-adrenergic Modulation of Cognitive Flexibility during Stress},
  author={Jessica K. Alexander and Ashleigh Hillier and Ryan M. Smith and Madalina E. Tivarus and David Q. Beversdorf},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience},
Stress-induced activation of the locus ceruleus-norepinephrine (LC-NE) system produces significant cognitive and behavioral effects, including enhanced arousal and attention. Improvements in discrimination task performance and memory have been attributed to this stress response. In contrast, for other cognitive functions that require cognitive flexibility, increased activity of the LC-NE system may produce deleterious effects. The aim of the present study was to determine the effect of… CONTINUE READING
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