Enhanced memory for emotional material following stress-level cortisol treatment in humans

@article{Buchanan2001EnhancedMF,
  title={Enhanced memory for emotional material following stress-level cortisol treatment in humans},
  author={T. Buchanan and W. Lovallo},
  journal={Psychoneuroendocrinology},
  year={2001},
  volume={26},
  pages={307-317}
}
  • T. Buchanan, W. Lovallo
  • Published 2001
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychoneuroendocrinology
  • Memory tends to be better for emotionally arousing information than for neutral information. Evidence from animal studies indicates that corticosteroids may be necessary for this memory enhancement to occur. We extend these findings to human memory performance. Following administration of cortisol (20 mg) or placebo, participants were exposed to pictures varying in emotional arousal. Incidental memory for the pictures was assessed one week later. We show that elevated cortisol levels during… CONTINUE READING
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