Both stress experience and age determine the impairment or enhancement effect of stress on spatial memory retrieval.

@article{Yang2003BothSE,
  title={Both stress experience and age determine the impairment or enhancement effect of stress on spatial memory retrieval.},
  author={Ya Yang and Jun Cao and Wenyong Xiong and Jing Zhang and Qixin Zhou and Huiming Wei and Chongli Liang and Jishu Deng and Tan Li and Shangchuan Yang and Lijuan Xu},
  journal={The Journal of endocrinology},
  year={2003},
  volume={178 1},
  pages={45-54}
}
It has been documented that stress or glucocorticoids have conflicting effects on memory under different conditions. However, it is not fully understood why stress can either impair or enhance memory. Here, we have examined the performance of six age groups of Wistar rats in a water maze spatial task to evaluate the effects of stress under different conditions. We found that the impairment or enhancement effect of an 'elevated platform' (EP) stress on memory was dependent on previous stress… CONTINUE READING