Cortisol differentially affects memory in young and elderly men.

  title={Cortisol differentially affects memory in young and elderly men.},
  author={Oliver T. Wolf and Antonio Convit and Pauline F McHugh and Emad Kandil and Elissa Thorn and Susan de Santi and Bruce S. McEwen and Mony J de Leon},
  journal={Behavioral neuroscience},
  volume={115 5},
Nine young and 11 elderly men participated in this placebo-controlled, double-blind, crossover study (0.5 mg/kg cortisol or intravenous placebo). Participants learned a word list before cortisol administration, and delayed recall was then tested. A 2nd word list was learned and recalled after drug administration. In addition, the Paragraph Recall Test and tests measuring working memory (Digit Span), attention (timed cancellation), and response inhibition (Stroop Color and Word Test) were… CONTINUE READING
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