How progesterone impairs memory for biologically salient stimuli in healthy young women.

  title={How progesterone impairs memory for biologically salient stimuli in healthy young women.},
  author={Guido A. van Wingen and Frank van Broekhoven and Robbert Jan Verkes and Karl Magnus Petersson and Torbj{\"o}rn Carl B{\"a}ckstr{\"o}m and Jan K. Buitelaar and Guill{\'e}n Fern{\'a}ndez},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  volume={27 42},
Progesterone, or rather its neuroactive metabolite allopregnanolone, modulates amygdala activity and thereby influences anxiety. Cognition and, in particular, memory are also altered by allopregnanolone. In the present study, we investigated whether allopregnanolone modulates memory for biologically salient stimuli by influencing amygdala activity, which in turn may affect neural processes in other brain regions. A single progesterone dose was administered orally to healthy young women in a… CONTINUE READING
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