Learning under stress: how does it work?

@article{Jols2006LearningUS,
  title={Learning under stress: how does it work?},
  author={Marian Jo{\"e}ls and Zhenwei Pu and Olof Wiegert and Melly S. Oitzl and Harm J. Krugers},
  journal={Trends in cognitive sciences},
  year={2006},
  volume={10 4},
  pages={152-8}
}
The effects of stress on learning and memory are not always clear: both facilitating and impairing influences are described in the literature. Here we propose a unifying theory, which states that stress will only facilitate learning and memory processes: (i) when stress is experienced in the context and around the time of the event that needs to be remembered, and (ii) when the hormones and transmitters released in response to stress exert their actions on the same circuits as those activated… CONTINUE READING
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