Estrogen modifies arousal but not memory for emotional events in older women.

@article{Pruis2009EstrogenMA,
  title={Estrogen modifies arousal but not memory for emotional events in older women.},
  author={Trisha A Pruis and Michelle B. Neiss and Lindsey A. Leigland and Jeri S. Janowsky},
  journal={Neurobiology of aging},
  year={2009},
  volume={30 8},
  pages={1296-304}
}
Emotional arousal and the affective content of events influence memory. These effects shift with age such that older people find negative information less arousing and remember proportionately more positive events compared to the young. The emotional enhancement of memory is mediated by medial temporal lobe limbic structures and the prefrontal cortex, which are both affected by sex hormones. We examined whether hormone use (estrogen or estrogen and progesterone) in older women modulated… CONTINUE READING