Behav Brain Res 2021 Jun 8:113410. Epub 2021 Jun 8.
Laboratory of Hormone Measures, Department of Physiology & Behavior, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, Brazil; Postgraduate Program of Psychobiology, Center for Biosciences, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, Brazil; National Science and Technology Institute for Translational Medicine, São Paulo, Brazil. Electronic address:
The stress response comprises a phylogenetically conserved set of cognitive, physiological, and behavioral responses that evolved as a survival strategy. In this context, the memory of stressful events would be adaptive as it could avoid re-exposure to an adverse event, otherwise the event would be facilitated in positively stressful or non-distressful conditions. However, the interaction between stress and memory comprises complex responses, some of them which are not yet completely understood, and which depend on several factors such as the memory system that is recruited, the nature and duration of the stressful event, as well as the timing in which this interaction takes place. Read More