Cold pressor stress impairs performance on working memory tasks requiring executive functions in healthy young men

D. Schoofs, O.T. Wolf, T. Smeets

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The current study investigated the effects of cold pressor stress (CPS) on 2 working memory (WM) tasks differing in the demand they put on maintenance and executive processing. For this purpose 72 healthy young men were exposed either to a stress group or a nonstressful control group. Subsequently, WM performance on the O-Span task (Turner
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1066-1075
JournalBehavioral Neuroscience
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009

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