Heather C Abercrombie
Affiliation: University of Wisconsin
- Inter-individual differences in trait negative affect moderate cortisol's effects on memory formation: preliminary findings from two studiesHeather C Abercrombie
University of Wisconsin, School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Psychiatry, Madison, WI 53719, USA
Psychoneuroendocrinology 37:693-701. 2012..Conversely, females with higher Trait NA showed greater cortisol-related increases in memory. Trait NA may be a stable inter-individual difference predicting neurocognitive effects of cortisol during stressors...
- Cortisol's effects on hippocampal activation in depressed patients are related to alterations in memory formationHeather C Abercrombie
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Psychiatry, Madison, WI, USA
J Psychiatr Res 45:15-23. 2011..Our data also show that in both depressed men and women, cortisol's effects on emotional memory formation and hippocampal function are related...
- Orienting, emotion, and memory: phasic and tonic variation in heart rate predicts memory for emotional pictures in menHeather C Abercrombie
Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, University of Wisconsin Madison, 6001 Research Park Boulevard, Madison, WI 53719, USA
Neurobiol Learn Mem 90:644-50. 2008..Results suggest that tonic elevations in HR are associated both with greater orienting and heightened memory for emotionally arousing stimuli...
- Endogenous cortisol elevations are related to memory facilitation only in individuals who are emotionally arousedHeather C Abercrombie
Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin Madison, 6001 Research Park, Boulevard, Madison, WI 53719 1176, USA
Psychoneuroendocrinology 31:187-96. 2006..Thus, the relation between cortisol and memory appears to depend on an increase in negative affect related to stress...
- Acute cortisol elevations cause heightened arousal ratings of objectively nonarousing stimuliHeather C Abercrombie
Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI 53719, USA
Emotion 5:354-9. 2005..However, cortisol was unrelated to self-reported affective state. Thus, findings indicate that acute cortisol elevations cause heightened arousal in response to objectively nonarousing stimuli, in the absence of effects on mood...
- Flattened cortisol rhythms in metastatic breast cancer patientsHeather C Abercrombie
Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin Medical School, 6001 Research Park Blvd, Madison, WI 53719, USA
Psychoneuroendocrinology 29:1082-92. 2004..These findings suggest that the cortisol diurnal slope may have important but different correlates in healthy women versus those with breast cancer...
- Functional coupling of simultaneous electrical and metabolic activity in the human brainTerrence R Oakes
W M Keck Laboratory for Functional Brain Imaging and Behavior, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 53705, USA
Hum Brain Mapp 21:257-70. 2004..This method will be useful in the future when it is applied to functional imaging methods with faster time resolution, such as short half-life PET blood flow tracers and functional magnetic resonance imaging...
- Subgenual prefrontal cortex activity predicts individual differences in hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal activity across different contextsAllison L Jahn
Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI, USA
Biol Psychiatry 67:175-81. 2010....
- Cortisol variation in humans affects memory for emotionally laden and neutral informationHeather C Abercrombie
Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin Madison, 1202 West Johnson Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53706, USA
Behav Neurosci 117:505-16. 2003..Results suggest that the effects of cortisol on memory do not differ substantially for emotional and neutral information. The study provides evidence of beneficial effects of acute cortisol elevations on explicit memory in humans...
- Amygdalar interhemispheric functional connectivity differs between the non-depressed and depressed human brainWilliam Irwin
Department of Psychology, Laboratory for Affected Neuroscience, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706, USA
Neuroimage 21:674-86. 2004..We interpret and discuss the nature of this connectivity in the depressed brain in the context of dysfunctional frontocortical-amygdalar interactions which accompany clinical depression...
- Brain electrical tomography in depression: the importance of symptom severity, anxiety, and melancholic featuresDiego A Pizzagalli
Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin Madison, 57305 2280, USA
Biol Psychiatry 52:73-85. 2002....
- Repression and high anxiety are associated with aberrant diurnal cortisol rhythms in women with metastatic breast cancerJanine Giese-Davis
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305 5718, USA
Health Psychol 23:645-50. 2004..Diurnal slope was similar for repressers and high-anxious groups. Groups did not differ on mean cortisol levels, nor did they differ on intercept (morning) values...
- Depression and stress reactivity in metastatic breast cancerJanine Giese-Davis
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, 401 Quarry Road, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
Psychosom Med 68:675-83. 2006..This study investigated how depression affects MBC stress reactivity, including autonomic (ANS) and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis function...