The hippocampus is necessary for enhancements and impairments of learning following stress

Debra A. Bangasser, Tracey J. Shors

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Abstract

The hippocampus is often considered to be an important site for stress and learning interactions; however, it has never been demonstrated whether these effects require the hippocampus. In the current study, hippocampal lesions prevented both enhancements of learning after stress in male rats and impairments of learning after stress in female rats without disrupting learning itself in either sex. Thus, the hippocampus is necessary for modifying learning in males and females after acute stressful experience.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1401-1403
Number of pages3
JournalNature neuroscience
Volume10
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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