Stress and memory retrieval in women: no strong impairing effect during the luteal phase.

@article{Schoofs2009StressAM,
  title={Stress and memory retrieval in women: no strong impairing effect during the luteal phase.},
  author={Daniela Schoofs and Oliver T. Wolf},
  journal={Behavioral neuroscience},
  year={2009},
  volume={123 3},
  pages={547-54}
}
Stress has been shown to impair delayed memory retrieval, but so far no study has been conducted solely with naturally cycling women. In a crossover design, 36 women (all in the luteal phase) participated in two experimental conditions (stress vs. control). Delayed memory retrieval of a wordlist learned 24 hours earlier was tested after stress or control treatment. Although stressed subjects showed a strong cortisol increase following stress, no influence on memory retrieval occurred. In an… CONTINUE READING

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