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Phasic deactivation of the medial temporal lobe enables working memory processing under stress

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Demanding cognitive tasks are sometimes carried out under stressful conditions. Several studies indicate that whereas severe stress impairs performance, moderate stress can enhance cognitive performance. In this study, we investigated how moderate stress influences the neural systems supporting working memory. We embedded an N-back working memory task in a moderately stressful context, as indicated by our physiological stress measures, and probed phasic and tonic human brain activity using tw...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
Role:
Author
Journal:
NeuroImage
Volume:
59
Issue:
2
Pages:
1161-1167
Publication date:
2012-01-16
DOI:
EISSN:
1095-9572
ISSN:
1053-8119
URN:
uuid:171c7c4f-01b7-4b4b-8ab5-00fa5c964217
Source identifiers:
221562
Local pid:
pubs:221562
Language:
English
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