Introduction to the special section on "Hormones and cognition: perspectives, controversies, and challenges for future research".

Abstract

The research of the past two decades has firmly established that hormones modulate numerous aspects of cognitive function, including memory, attention, decision-making, and sensory processing. That such a wide variety of hormones influence cognition mediated by multiple nonhypothalamic brain regions illustrates the critical importance of hormones to neural and cognitive function. The diversity of hormonal effects on cognition is evident in the collection of reviews and original research articles assembled for this special section. Together, these articles provide an overview of recent research on varied topics in hormones and cognition, address controversial issues in the field, and discuss challenges that must be overcome in future research to gain a better understanding of the mechanisms through which hormones modulate cognitive function.

DOI: 10.1037/a0026741

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@article{Frick2012IntroductionTT, title={Introduction to the special section on "Hormones and cognition: perspectives, controversies, and challenges for future research".}, author={Karyn M. Frick}, journal={Behavioral neuroscience}, year={2012}, volume={126 1}, pages={1-3} }