Stress shifts brain activation towards ventral 'affective' areas during emotional distraction.

@article{Oei2012StressSB,
  title={Stress shifts brain activation towards ventral 'affective' areas during emotional distraction.},
  author={N. Oei and I. Veer and O. Wolf and P. Spinhoven and S. Rombouts and B. Elzinga},
  journal={Social cognitive and affective neuroscience},
  year={2012},
  volume={7 4},
  pages={
          403-12
        }
}
  • N. Oei, I. Veer, +3 authors B. Elzinga
  • Published 2012
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Social cognitive and affective neuroscience
  • Acute stress has been shown to impair working memory (WM), and to decrease prefrontal activation during WM in healthy humans. Stress also enhances amygdala responses towards emotional stimuli. Stress might thus be specifically detrimental to WM when one is distracted by emotional stimuli. Usually, emotional stimuli presented as distracters in a WM task slow down performance, while evoking more activation in ventral 'affective' brain areas, and a relative deactivation in dorsal 'executive' areas… CONTINUE READING
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