Day differences in the cortisol awakening response predict day differences in synaptic plasticity in the brain.


The cortisol awakening response (CAR) is the most prominent, dynamic and variable part of the circadian pattern of cortisol secretion. Despite this, its precise purpose is unknown. Aberrant patterns of the CAR are associated with impaired physical and mental health and reduced cognitive function, suggesting that it may have a pervasive role or roles. It has… (More)
DOI: 10.3109/10253890.2014.905533


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