Role of the medial prefrontal cortex in coping and resilience.

  title={Role of the medial prefrontal cortex in coping and resilience.},
  author={Steven F. Maier and Linda R. Watkins},
  journal={Brain research},
The degree of behavioral control that an organism has over an aversive event is well known to modulate the behavioral and neurochemical consequences of exposure to the event. Here we review recent research that suggests that the experience of control over a potent stressor alters how the organism responds to future aversive events as well as to the stressor being controlled. More specifically, subjects that have experienced control show blunted behavioral and neurochemical responses to… CONTINUE READING
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