Stress is often associated presented in a negative light because it is associated with illness and premature aging. In the first place, however, stress and stress hormones form an adaptive system that allows us to react quickly and effectively to sudden dangers. Research suggests that chronic stress at an early age could have a negative effect on emotional learning and memory. Jacqueline Arp investigates how mechanisms of memory and learning are affected by certain receptors in the brain that are activated by stress.
J.M. Arp: Mineralocorticoid and Glucocorticoid Receptor Balance in Memory Systems: Development and Mechanism.
Prof. M. Joëls (UMC Utrecht)
Prof. M.S. Oitzl
Dr H.J. Krugers
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