Stress hormones are associated with the neuronal correlates of instructed fear conditioning.

@article{Merz2013StressHA,
  title={Stress hormones are associated with the neuronal correlates of instructed fear conditioning.},
  author={Christian J. Merz and Rudolf Stark and Dieter Vaitl and Katharina Tabbert and Oliver T. Wolf},
  journal={Biological psychology},
  year={2013},
  volume={92 1},
  pages={82-9}
}
The effects of sex and stress hormones on classical fear conditioning have been subject of recent experimental studies. A correlation approach between basal cortisol concentrations and neuronal activation in fear-related structures seems to be a promising alternative approach in order to foster our understanding of how cortisol influences emotional learning. In this functional magnetic resonance imaging study, participants with varying sex hormone status (20 men, 15 women taking oral… CONTINUE READING
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