Oliver T Wolf

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Country: Germany

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Stress, health and ageing: a focus on postmenopausal women
    Oliver T Wolf
    Department of Cognitive Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum, Universitatsstrasse 150, D 44780 Bochum, Germany
    Menopause Int 14:129-33. 2008
  2. doi request reprint Stress and memory in humans: twelve years of progress?
    Oliver T Wolf
    Department of Cognitive Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum, Universitatsstr 150, D 44780 Bochum, Germany
    Brain Res 1293:142-54. 2009
  3. doi request reprint Immediate recall influences the effects of pre-encoding stress on emotional episodic long-term memory consolidation in healthy young men
    Oliver T Wolf
    Department of Cognitive Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, Germany
    Stress 15:272-80. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint Eyeblink conditional discrimination learning in healthy young men is impaired after stress exposure
    Oliver T Wolf
    Department of Cognitive Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, Germany
    Psychophysiology 49:164-71. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Stress impairs acquisition of delay eyeblink conditioning in men and women
    Oliver T Wolf
    Department of Cognitive Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, Germany
    Neurobiol Learn Mem 91:431-6. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Opposite effects of noradrenergic arousal on amygdala processing of fearful faces in men and women
    Lars Schwabe
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Cognitive Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum, Universitaetsstrasse 150, 44780 Bochum, Germany
    Neuroimage 73:1-7. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Stress modulates the engagement of multiple memory systems in classification learning
    Lars Schwabe
    Department of Cognitive Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum, 44780 Bochum, Germany
    J Neurosci 32:11042-9. 2012
  8. doi request reprint True or false? Memory is differentially affected by stress-induced cortisol elevations and sympathetic activity at consolidation and retrieval
    Tom Smeets
    Department of Cognitive Psychology, Ruhr Universitat Bochum, Germany
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 33:1378-86. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Concurrent glucocorticoid and noradrenergic activity shifts instrumental behavior from goal-directed to habitual control
    Lars Schwabe
    Department of Cognitive Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum, 44780 Bochum, Germany
    J Neurosci 30:8190-6. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Emotional modulation of the attentional blink: the neural structures involved in capturing and holding attention
    Lars Schwabe
    Department of Cognitive Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum, Universitaetsstrasse 150, 44780 Bochum, Germany
    Neuropsychologia 49:416-25. 2011

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  1. ncbi request reprint Stress, health and ageing: a focus on postmenopausal women
    Oliver T Wolf
    Department of Cognitive Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum, Universitatsstrasse 150, D 44780 Bochum, Germany
    Menopause Int 14:129-33. 2008
    ..At the end, the concept of allostatic load (AL) is described, which aims at a broader assessment of the impact of stress on the individual. The strengths and also the current limitations of the AL concept are highlighted...
  2. doi request reprint Stress and memory in humans: twelve years of progress?
    Oliver T Wolf
    Department of Cognitive Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum, Universitatsstr 150, D 44780 Bochum, Germany
    Brain Res 1293:142-54. 2009
    ..The findings presented are in line with models derived from experiments in rodents and are of relevance for our understanding of stress associated psychiatric disorders...
  3. doi request reprint Immediate recall influences the effects of pre-encoding stress on emotional episodic long-term memory consolidation in healthy young men
    Oliver T Wolf
    Department of Cognitive Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, Germany
    Stress 15:272-80. 2012
    ..The present study indicates that an immediate retrieval attempt of material studied after stress exposure can prevent or even reverse the beneficial effects of pre-encoding stress on emotional long-term memory consolidation...
  4. ncbi request reprint Eyeblink conditional discrimination learning in healthy young men is impaired after stress exposure
    Oliver T Wolf
    Department of Cognitive Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, Germany
    Psychophysiology 49:164-71. 2012
    ..Controls, in contrast, acquired the discrimination rapidly. The present study provides further evidence for an impairing effect of acute stress on tasks relying on the hippocampal formation...
  5. doi request reprint Stress impairs acquisition of delay eyeblink conditioning in men and women
    Oliver T Wolf
    Department of Cognitive Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, Germany
    Neurobiol Learn Mem 91:431-6. 2009
    ..Our findings indicate that acute stress, possibly via activation of the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, reduces the ability to acquire a simple conditioned motor response in humans...
  6. doi request reprint Opposite effects of noradrenergic arousal on amygdala processing of fearful faces in men and women
    Lars Schwabe
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Cognitive Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum, Universitaetsstrasse 150, 44780 Bochum, Germany
    Neuroimage 73:1-7. 2013
    ..These sex differences may represent a biological mechanism that contributes to the differential prevalence of fear-related disorders in men and women...
  7. doi request reprint Stress modulates the engagement of multiple memory systems in classification learning
    Lars Schwabe
    Department of Cognitive Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum, 44780 Bochum, Germany
    J Neurosci 32:11042-9. 2012
    ..The shift toward "procedural" learning after stress appears to rescue task performance, whereas attempts to engage the "declarative" system disrupt performance...
  8. doi request reprint True or false? Memory is differentially affected by stress-induced cortisol elevations and sympathetic activity at consolidation and retrieval
    Tom Smeets
    Department of Cognitive Psychology, Ruhr Universitat Bochum, Germany
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 33:1378-86. 2008
    ..These results demonstrate the importance of stress-induced hormone-related activity in enhancing memory consolidation and in impairing memory retrieval, in particular for emotional memory material...
  9. ncbi request reprint Concurrent glucocorticoid and noradrenergic activity shifts instrumental behavior from goal-directed to habitual control
    Lars Schwabe
    Department of Cognitive Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum, 44780 Bochum, Germany
    J Neurosci 30:8190-6. 2010
    ..e., habitual). These findings demonstrate that the concerted action of glucocorticoids and noradrenergic activity shifts instrumental behavior from goal-directed to habitual control...
  10. doi request reprint Emotional modulation of the attentional blink: the neural structures involved in capturing and holding attention
    Lars Schwabe
    Department of Cognitive Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum, Universitaetsstrasse 150, 44780 Bochum, Germany
    Neuropsychologia 49:416-25. 2011
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  11. doi request reprint Learning under stress impairs memory formation
    Lars Schwabe
    Department of Cognitive Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum, Universitaetsstrasse 150, 44780 Bochum, Germany
    Neurobiol Learn Mem 93:183-8. 2010
    ..These findings show a memory impairing effect of learning under stress in humans and challenge some assumptions of current theories about the impact of stress around the time of learning on memory formation...
  12. ncbi request reprint Mineralocorticoid receptor blockade prevents stress-induced modulation of multiple memory systems in the human brain
    Lars Schwabe
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Cognitive Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, Germany Electronic address
    Biol Psychiatry 74:801-8. 2013
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  13. doi request reprint Paradoxical effects of stress and an executive task on decisions under risk
    Stephan Pabst
    Cognitive Psychology, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, Germany
    Behav Neurosci 127:369-79. 2013
    ..Reasons for these paradoxical findings are discussed with respect to stress-evoked cognitive alterations that may benefit decision making under risk, if an executive task is performed simultaneously...
  14. ncbi request reprint Stress and decision making: a few minutes make all the difference
    Stephan Pabst
    Department of Cognitive Psychology, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Ruhr University Bochum, Universitatsstrase 150, 44801, Bochum, Germany
    Behav Brain Res 250:39-45. 2013
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  15. ncbi request reprint Post-learning psychosocial stress enhances consolidation of neutral stimuli
    Diana Preuss
    Department of Cognitive Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, Germany
    Neurobiol Learn Mem 92:318-26. 2009
    ..Thus, in contrast to previous studies, post-learning stress primarily enhanced consolidation of neutral material. Several theoretical and methodological explanations for the observed effects are discussed...
  16. doi request reprint Stress and memory retrieval in women: no strong impairing effect during the luteal phase
    Daniela Schoofs
    Department of Cognitive Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, Germany
    Behav Neurosci 123:547-54. 2009
    ..Evidence is discussed that the luteal phase, which is characterized by elevated gonadal steroids, is associated with reduced glucocorticoid sensitivity. This might underlie the missing impact of stress on memory...
  17. ncbi request reprint Socially evaluated cold pressor stress after instrumental learning favors habits over goal-directed action
    Lars Schwabe
    Department of Cognitive Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, Germany
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 35:977-86. 2010
    ..These findings show that stress induced by the socially evaluated cold pressor test can make behavior habitual without affecting processes involved in learning...
  18. ncbi request reprint Associations between endogenous cortisol levels and emotional memory in young women: influence of encoding instructions
    Diana Preuss
    Department of Cognitive Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, Germany
    Stress 12:379-87. 2009
    ..Moreover this effect seems to be modulated by encoding instructions, suggesting a role of focussed attention or arousal induced by testing in this relationship...
  19. doi request reprint What we remember from a stressful episode
    Uta S Wiemers
    Department of Cognitive Psychology, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Faculty of Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany International Graduate School of Neuroscience, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 38:2268-77. 2013
    ..What we remember from a stressful episode appears to be determined by the strength of the association between the stressor and the material to be remembered. ..
  20. doi request reprint Stress induces a functional asymmetry in an emotional attention task
    Martin Brune
    Research Department of Cognitive Neuropsychiatry and Psychiatric Preventive Medicine, LWL University Hospital Bochum, Bochum, Germany
    Cogn Emot 27:558-66. 2013
    ..This could suggest that stress influences interhemispheric transfer of information that is relevant for emotion processing...
  21. doi request reprint Updating of episodic memories depends on the strength of new learning after memory reactivation
    Sonja Wichert
    Department of Cognitive Psychology, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, Germany
    Behav Neurosci 127:331-8. 2013
    ....
  22. doi request reprint Stress improves task processing efficiency in dual-tasks
    Christian Beste
    Institute for Cognitive Neuroscience, Biopsychology, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
    Behav Brain Res 252:260-5. 2013
    ..Increases in processing efficiency in dual-tasks were predictable by means of individual salivary cortisol levels. ..
  23. doi request reprint Simultaneous glucocorticoid and noradrenergic activity disrupts the neural basis of goal-directed action in the human brain
    Lars Schwabe
    Department of Cognitive Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum, 44780 Bochum, Germany
    J Neurosci 32:10146-55. 2012
    ..These findings suggest that concurrent glucocorticoid and noradrenergic activity disrupts the neural bases of goal-directed action and thus renders behavior habitual...
  24. doi request reprint Stress prompts habit behavior in humans
    Lars Schwabe
    Department of Cognitive Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum, 44780 Bochum, Germany
    J Neurosci 29:7191-8. 2009
    ..Moreover, stress reduced subjects' explicit knowledge of the action-outcome contingencies. These results demonstrate for the first time that stress promotes habits at the expense of goal-directed performance in humans...
  25. ncbi request reprint Emotional modulation of the attentional blink: is there an effect of stress?
    Lars Schwabe
    Department of Cognitive Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
    Emotion 10:283-8. 2010
    ..However, neither stress nor cortisol interacted with the emotionality of the target words. In summary, these findings point to a strong impact of emotional factors on early perceptual experiences...
  26. doi request reprint Preventing the stress-induced shift from goal-directed to habit action with a β-adrenergic antagonist
    Lars Schwabe
    Department of Cognitive Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum, 44780 Bochum, Germany
    J Neurosci 31:17317-25. 2011
    ..Our findings show that the shift from goal-directed to habitual control of instrumental action under stress necessitates noradrenergic activation and could have important clinical implications, particularly for addictive disorders...
  27. doi request reprint Stress disrupts context-dependent memory
    Lars Schwabe
    Department of Cognitive Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum 44780, Germany
    Learn Mem 16:110-3. 2009
    ..Stress administered prior to encoding abolished the context-dependent memory enhancement found in the control group. Thus, these findings represent the first demonstration of impaired context-dependent memory following stress...
  28. doi request reprint Stress disrupts response memory retrieval
    Friederike M Guenzel
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Cognitive Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum, Universitaetsstrasse 150, 44780 Bochum, Germany
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 38:1460-5. 2013
    ..Moreover, high cortisol concentrations were associated with reduced S-R memory. These findings indicate that stress may affect memory retrieval processes in humans beyond hippocampal 'declarative' memory...
  29. doi request reprint Stress-induced enhancement of response inhibition depends on mineralocorticoid receptor activation
    Lars Schwabe
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Cognitive Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum, Universitaetsstrasse 150, 44780 Bochum, Germany Electronic address
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 38:2319-26. 2013
    ..Our results show that stress may facilitate inhibitory control and that these effects depend on MR functioning. ..
  30. doi request reprint Working memory is differentially affected by stress in men and women
    Daniela Schoofs
    Department of Cognitive Psychology, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
    Behav Brain Res 241:144-53. 2013
    ..In contrast to long-term memory, the influence of stress on WM appears not to be modulated by the emotionality of the employed stimuli if stimuli are potential targets as it is the case in the n-back task...
  31. doi request reprint Prenatal stress changes learning strategies in adulthood
    Lars Schwabe
    Department of Cognitive Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, Germany
    Hippocampus 22:2136-43. 2012
    ..Individual differences in acute or chronic stress do not account for these findings. Our data suggest that the engagement of hippocampal and nonhippocampal learning strategies may be influenced by stress very early in life...
  32. doi request reprint Stress-induced cortisol level elevations are associated with reduced negative affect after stress: indications for a mood-buffering cortisol effect
    Serkan Het
    Departmentof Cognitive Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum, Universitaetsstrasse 150, D 44780 Bochum, Germany
    Psychosom Med 74:23-32. 2012
    ..We therefore investigated positive and negative affects in relationship with salivary cortisol and salivary α-amylase (sAA) levels in a large sample of participants exposed to a psychosocial stressor or a control condition...
  33. doi request reprint Are salivary gonadal steroid concentrations influenced by acute psychosocial stress? A study using the Trier Social Stress Test (TSST)
    Daniela Schoofs
    Department of Cognitive Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
    Int J Psychophysiol 80:36-43. 2011
    ..In line with several previous studies the findings might suggest that stress-induced changes in gonadal steroids occur in response to physical stressors, to competitive stressors or to more severe stressors only...
  34. doi request reprint Stress-induced modulation of instrumental behavior: from goal-directed to habitual control of action
    Lars Schwabe
    Department of Cognitive Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum, Universitaetsstrasse 150, 44780 Bochum, Northrhine Westfalia, Germany
    Behav Brain Res 219:321-8. 2011
    ..Although generally adaptive, these changes in the control of instrumental action under stress may promote dysfunctional behaviors and the development of psychiatric disorders such as addiction...
  35. doi request reprint Stress, habits, and drug addiction: a psychoneuroendocrinological perspective
    Lars Schwabe
    Department of Cognitive Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum, Faculty of Psychology, Department of Cognitive Psychology, Universitaetsstrasse 150, 44780 Bochum, Germany
    Exp Clin Psychopharmacol 19:53-63. 2011
    ..The suggested mechanism encompasses cognitive processes that may contribute to the effects of stress on addictive behavior and could have important implications for the treatment of addiction and the prevention of relapse...
  36. doi request reprint The stressed student: influence of written examinations and oral presentations on salivary cortisol concentrations in university students
    Diana Preuss
    Department of Cognitive Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum, Universitatsstr 150, D 44780 Bochum, Germany
    Stress 13:221-9. 2010
    ..These findings appear to support the idea that social-evaluative threat is an important factor determining the size of the HPA response to laboratory stressors as well as to real-life stressors...
  37. pmc New episodic learning interferes with the reconsolidation of autobiographical memories
    Lars Schwabe
    Department of Cognitive Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, Germany
    PLoS ONE 4:e7519. 2009
    ..These results suggest that new learning impedes the reconsolidation of neutral autobiographical memories...
  38. doi request reprint The context counts: congruent learning and testing environments prevent memory retrieval impairment following stress
    Lars Schwabe
    Department of Cognitive Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, Germany
    Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci 9:229-36. 2009
    ..These results suggest that the detrimental effects of stress on memory retrieval can be abolished when a distinct learning context is reinstated at test...
  39. doi request reprint A friendly version of the trier social stress test does not activate the HPA axis in healthy men and women
    Uta S Wiemers
    Department of Cognitive Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, Germany
    Stress 16:254-60. 2013
    ..On a conceptual level our data indicate that mere social performance in the absence of social-evaluative threat and performance pressure does not activate the HPA axis...
  40. doi request reprint Stress effects on memory: an update and integration
    Lars Schwabe
    Department of Cognitive Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum, Universitaetsstrasse 150, 44780 Bochum, Germany
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 36:1740-9. 2012
    ....
  41. doi request reprint Psychosocial stress induces working memory impairments in an n-back paradigm
    Daniela Schoofs
    Department of Cognitive Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum, Universitatsstr 150, D 44780 Bochum, Germany
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 33:643-53. 2008
    ..Thus, the effects of stress became smaller the longer the task was performed. Results provide further evidence for impaired working memory after acute stress and illustrate the time course of this phenomenon...
  42. doi request reprint Stress impairs the reconsolidation of autobiographical memories
    Lars Schwabe
    Department of Cognitive Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum 44780, Germany
    Neurobiol Learn Mem 94:153-7. 2010
    ..These findings suggest that the effect of stress on memory reconsolidation is opposite to the stress effect on memory consolidation supporting the view that consolidation and reconsolidation are distinct processes...
  43. ncbi request reprint Cold pressor stress impairs performance on working memory tasks requiring executive functions in healthy young men
    Daniela Schoofs
    Department of Cognitive Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum, D 44780 Bochum, Germany
    Behav Neurosci 123:1066-75. 2009
    ..These results indicate that acute stress impairs WM performance for tasks requiring executive functions that operate on the stored material but not for WM tasks that only require maintenance...
  44. doi request reprint Variability in ratings of trustworthiness across the menstrual cycle
    Anna Ball
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Department Biopsychology, Faculty of Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
    Biol Psychol 93:52-7. 2013
    ..Thus, the results emphasize the impact of the menstrual cycle on interpersonal trust, although the exact mode of hormonal action needs to be further investigated...
  45. doi request reprint Reactivation, interference, and reconsolidation: are recent and remote memories likewise susceptible?
    Sonja Wichert
    Department of Cognitive Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, Germany
    Behav Neurosci 125:699-704. 2011
    ..These findings show that retrieval and interference have opposite effects on memory that depend on the remoteness of the memories and raise the question under which conditions reconsolidation effects occur in human memory...
  46. doi request reprint Stress increases behavioral resistance to extinction
    Lars Schwabe
    Department of Cognitive Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum, 44780 Bochum, Germany
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 36:1287-93. 2011
    ..Overall learning curves remained unaffected. Thus, the present findings suggest that stress increases the resistance of behavior to extinction. The cause of the behavioral persistence after stress may be its habitual form...
  47. doi request reprint Memory formation under stress: quantity and quality
    Lars Schwabe
    Department of Cognitive Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum, Universitaetsstrasse 150, 44780 Bochum, Germany
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 34:584-91. 2010
    ..Here, we review stress effects on both quantity and quality of memory and address possible implications of these effects for the understanding of stress-related psychiatric disorders...
  48. doi request reprint Investigating the impact of sex and cortisol on implicit fear conditioning with fMRI
    Christian J Merz
    Department of Cognitive Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum, Universitatsstr 150, 44780 Bochum, Germany
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 35:33-46. 2010
    ..These effects might translate into a different vulnerability of the two sexes for anxiety disorders...
  49. doi request reprint Stress impairs retrieval of extinguished and unextinguished associations in a predictive learning task
    Tanja C Hamacher-Dang
    Department of Cognitive Psychology, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Faculty of Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum, Universitaetsstrasse 150, 44780 Bochum, Germany
    Neurobiol Learn Mem 104:1-8. 2013
    ..Contextual cues abolished the stress-induced memory impairment for unextinguished but not for extinguished associations. These findings might help to explain why stress leads to the reoccurrence of symptoms in affective disorders. ..
  50. doi request reprint Stress and multiple memory systems: from 'thinking' to 'doing'
    Lars Schwabe
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Cognitive Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, Germany
    Trends Cogn Sci 17:60-8. 2013
    ..We argue that, despite being generally adaptive, this stress-induced shift towards 'habit' memory may, in vulnerable individuals, be a risk factor for psychopathology...
  51. doi request reprint Changing memories after reactivation: a one-time opportunity?
    Sonja Wichert
    Department of Cognitive Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
    Neurobiol Learn Mem 99:38-49. 2013
    ..These findings may have important implications for novel treatment approaches that aim for modification of unwanted memories during reconsolidation...
  52. ncbi request reprint Effects of postretrieval-extinction learning on return of contextually controlled cued fear
    Shira Meir Drexler
    Department of Cognitive Psychology, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Ruhr University Bochum
    Behav Neurosci 128:474-81. 2014
    ..Our study indicates that the beneficial effects of postretrieval-extinction learning are sensitive to subtle methodological changes. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2014 APA, all rights reserved). ..
  53. ncbi request reprint Odors as effective retrieval cues for stressful episodes
    Uta S Wiemers
    Department of Cognitive Psychology, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Faculty of Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum, 44780 Bochum, Germany International Graduate School of Neuroscience, Ruhr University Bochum, 44780 Bochum, Germany Electronic address
    Neurobiol Learn Mem 112:230-6. 2014
    ..An olfactory cue thus indeed seems to be an effective retrieval cue for stressful memories. ..
  54. ncbi request reprint Glucocorticoids boost stimulus-response memory formation in humans
    Friederike M Guenzel
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Cognitive Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum, Universitaetsstrasse 150, 44780 Bochum, Germany International Graduate School of Neuroscience IGSN, Ruhr University Bochum, Universitaetsstrasse 150, 44801 Bochum, Germany
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 45:21-30. 2014
    ..Memory performance in the other tasks remained unaffected by hydrocortisone. These findings provide first evidence that glucocorticoids may facilitate S-R memory formation processes in humans...
  55. doi request reprint Exposure to stress attenuates fear retrieval in healthy men
    Christian J Merz
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Cognitive Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum, Universitatsstr 150, 44780 Bochum, Germany Electronic address
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 41:89-96. 2014
    ..Stress interferes with the retrieval of the original fear memory which in turn affects extinction responding. Thus, acute stress reduces rather than promotes the return of fear. ..
  56. doi request reprint Sex differences in stress effects on response and spatial memory formation
    Friederike M Guenzel
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Cognitive Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum, Universitaetsstrasse 150, 44780 Bochum, Germany International Graduate School of Neuroscience IGSN, Ruhr University Bochum, Universitaetsstrasse 150, 44801 Bochum, Germany
    Neurobiol Learn Mem 109:46-55. 2014
    ..Moreover, our data underline that participants' sex may play a critical role in the impact of stress on multiple memory systems. ..
  57. ncbi request reprint Timing matters: Temporal dynamics of stress effects on memory retrieval
    Lars Schwabe
    Department of Cognitive Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum, Universitaetstrasse 150, 44780, Bochum, Germany
    Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci 14:1041-8. 2014
    ..The retrieval impairment 90 min after stress appeared to be even stronger than the one after 25 min. These findings suggest that the detrimental effects of stress on retrieval performance may last longer than is usually assumed. ..
  58. ncbi request reprint Neural signature of reconsolidation impairments by propranolol in humans
    Lars Schwabe
    Douglas Mental Health Institute and Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Biol Psychiatry 71:380-6. 2012
    ..Here, we asked whether a β-adrenergic receptor antagonist might interfere with the reconsolidation of emotional episodic memories and what brain mechanisms are involved in these effects...
  59. ncbi request reprint Basal hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal axis activity and corticotropin feedback in young and older men: relationships to magnetic resonance imaging-derived hippocampus and cingulate gyrus volumes
    Oliver T Wolf
    Center for Brain Health, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY 10016, USA
    Neuroendocrinology 75:241-9. 2002
    ..It remains possible that age-associated changes in fast feedback may be related to changes to other brain sites, such as hypothalamus or pituitary...
  60. ncbi request reprint Subjective memory complaints in aging are associated with elevated cortisol levels
    Oliver T Wolf
    Institute for Experimental Psychology, University of Duesseldorf, Germany
    Neurobiol Aging 26:1357-63. 2005
    ..Differences in personality traits or in stress susceptibility might underlie the present findings. Future studies of memory complaints should take a comprehensive approach including relevant endocrine parameters...
  61. ncbi request reprint Hypothalamic blood flow correlates positively with stress-induced cortisol levels in subjects with social anxiety disorder
    Fredrik Ahs
    Department of Psychology, Uppsala University, Box 1225, SE 751 42 Uppsala, Sweden
    Psychosom Med 68:859-62. 2006
    ..Another objective was to evaluate whether salivary cortisol levels correlated with rCBF in other brain areas...
  62. ncbi request reprint Moderate psychosocial stress appears not to impair recall of words learned 4 weeks prior to stress exposure
    Oliver T Wolf
    Institute of Experimental Psychology II, University of Duesseldorf, Duesseldorf, Germany
    Stress 5:59-64. 2002
    ..Among them is the small sample size, the moderate cortisol increase in response to the second stress exposure but also the long recall delay, which might lead to memory traces less susceptible to stress...
  63. ncbi request reprint Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis dysregulation and memory impairments in type 2 diabetes
    Hannah Bruehl
    Department of Psychiatry, New York University School of Medicine, 550 First Avenue, New York, New York 10016, USA
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 92:2439-45. 2007
    ..There is evidence of both hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical (HPA) axis and cognitive dysfunction in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). However, the exact nature and the associations between these abnormalities remain unclear...
  64. ncbi request reprint Decision-making and neuroendocrine responses in pathological gamblers
    Kirsten Labudda
    Department of Physiological Psychology, University of Bielefeld, P O Box 100131, 33501 Bielefeld, Germany
    Psychiatry Res 153:233-43. 2007
    ..Accordingly, the increase of sAA--as an indirect marker of sympathetic nervous system activity--in those patients with less severe decision-making deficits could reflect the use of somatic markers biasing the decision-making process...
  65. ncbi request reprint The influence of stress hormones on emotional memory: relevance for psychopathology
    Oliver T Wolf
    Department of Psychology, University of Bielefeld, Postfach 10 01 31, D 33501 Bielefeld, Germany
    Acta Psychol (Amst) 127:513-31. 2008
    ..Finally, the relevance of these findings for emotional memory disturbances in psychiatric disorders is exemplified by discussions on neuroendocrine alterations in depression, post traumatic stress disorder and phobias...
  66. ncbi request reprint Endogenous estradiol and testosterone levels are associated with cognitive performance in older women and men
    Oliver T Wolf
    Institute of Experimental Psychology II, University of Duesseldorf, Germany
    Horm Behav 41:259-66. 2002
    ..In contrast to the positive findings in women endogenous sex steroids do not appear to be closely linked to better cognition in older men...
  67. ncbi request reprint Salivary alpha amylase and cortisol responses to different stress tasks: impact of sex
    Anda H van Stegeren
    University of Amsterdam, Department of Clinical Psychology and Cognitive Science Center Amsterdam, Roetersstraat 15, 1018 WB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Psychophysiol 69:33-40. 2008
    ..Men had higher sAA levels than women during the complete course of the study, but men and women were comparable in their responsivity to the tasks. No strong correlations between sAA and CORT responses were found...
  68. ncbi request reprint Effects of the menstrual cycle on auditory event-related potentials
    Verena Walpurger
    Department of Psychoneuroendocrinology, University of Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany
    Horm Behav 46:600-6. 2004
    ..Future ERP studies therefore need to be more attentive to the issue of menstrual phase when studying female subjects or female patients...
  69. ncbi request reprint Arousal and cortisol interact in modulating memory consolidation in healthy young men
    Sabrina Kuhlmann
    Department of Psychology, University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
    Behav Neurosci 120:217-23. 2006
    ..No effects of cortisol treatment were observed for recognition memory or mood. Results support the notion that glucocorticoids specifically enhance the consolidation of emotional material...
  70. ncbi request reprint Estradiol or estradiol/progesterone treatment in older women: no strong effects on cognition
    Oliver T Wolf
    Institute of Experimental Psychology, University of Duesseldorf, Universitaetsstrasse 1, D 40225 Duesseldorf, Germany
    Neurobiol Aging 26:1029-33. 2005
    ..The human brain might loose its responsiveness to gonadal steroids with aging or prolonged hormone depletion...
  71. ncbi request reprint Impaired memory retrieval after psychosocial stress in healthy young men
    Sabrina Kuhlmann
    Institute of Experimental Psychology, University of Duesseldorf, D 40225 Duesseldorf, Germany
    J Neurosci 25:2977-82. 2005
    ..The present study thus demonstrates that psychosocial stress impairs memory retrieval in humans and suggests that emotionally arousing material is especially sensitive to this effect...
  72. ncbi request reprint Salivary alpha amylase as marker for adrenergic activity during stress: effect of betablockade
    Anda van Stegeren
    Department of Clinical Psychology and Cognitive Science Center Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam, Roetersstraat 15, 1018 WB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 31:137-41. 2006
    ..The current pharmacological study in the human provides direct evidence for the sensitivity of sAA to changes in adrenergic activation, specifically in reaction to psychological stress...
  73. ncbi request reprint Mood changes in response to psychosocial stress in healthy young women: effects of pretreatment with cortisol
    Serkan Het
    Department of Psychology, University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
    Behav Neurosci 121:11-20. 2007
    ..Results are discussed with regard to the context of specific adaptive effects of cortisol and the role of cortisol in posttraumatic stress disorder...
  74. ncbi request reprint A non-arousing test situation abolishes the impairing effects of cortisol on delayed memory retrieval in healthy women
    Sabrina Kuhlmann
    Department of Psychology, University of Bielefeld, Postfach 100131, D 33501 Bielefeld, Germany
    Neurosci Lett 399:268-72. 2006
    ..84). The results indicate that the experimental setting can influence the effect of cortisol on memory. Our findings suggest that glucocorticoid effects on memory retrieval require testing-associated arousal in humans...
  75. ncbi request reprint The cortisol awakening response is blunted in psychotherapy inpatients suffering from depression
    Thomas J Huber
    Department of Clinical Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Medical School Hannover, Carl Neuberg Strasse 1, 30625 Hannover, Germany
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 31:900-4. 2006
    ..Further studies will be needed to disentangle the complex relationship between depression and the ACR...
  76. ncbi request reprint Endogenous cortisol level interacts with noradrenergic activation in the human amygdala
    Anda H van Stegeren
    University of Amsterdam, Department of Clinical Psychology and Cognitive Science Center, Roetersstraat 15, 1018 WB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Neurobiol Learn Mem 87:57-66. 2007
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  77. ncbi request reprint Cortisol and memory retrieval in women: influence of menstrual cycle and oral contraceptives
    Sabrina Kuhlmann
    Institute of Experimental Psychology, University of Duesseldorf, Duesseldorf, Germany
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 183:65-71. 2005
    ..Studies in rodents observed that the effects of stress on memory are modulated by gonadal hormones. In animals and humans, stress and cortisol treatment impairs memory retrieval...