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Neuropraxis

, Volume 12, Issue 1, pp 9–14 | Cite as

Acute stress, cortisol en het geheugen: hoe hangen ze samen?

  • Candy Gijsen
  • Marko Jelicic
  • Harald Merckelbach
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Samenvatting

Wanneer we in een stressvolle situatie terecht komen, reageert ons lichaam met een aantal fysiologische responsen, die ervoor zorgen dat we klaar zijn voor fight-or-flight (vechten-of-vluchten). Deze automatische en primitieve toestand heeft in de eerste plaats uiteraard een beschermende functie. Maar wat zijn de fysiologische mechanismen die eraan ten grondslag liggen en welke invloed hebben ze op ons geheugen? Heeft de verwerking van nieuwe informatie of het ophalen van oude herinneringen te lijden onder acute stress en zo ja, welke rol speelt het stresshormoon cortisol hierin? Over deze kwesties gaat dit artikel.

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  • Marko Jelicic
  • Harald Merckelbach
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