26. Chronic Stress and Sex Differences on Cognition

Animal Studies

  1. Cheryl D. Conrad
  1. Victoria N. Luine

Published Online: 14 OCT 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118083222.ch26

The Handbook of Stress: Neuropsychological Effects on the Brain

The Handbook of Stress: Neuropsychological Effects on the Brain

How to Cite

Luine, V. N. (2011) Chronic Stress and Sex Differences on Cognition, in The Handbook of Stress: Neuropsychological Effects on the Brain (ed C. D. Conrad), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118083222.ch26

Editor Information

  1. Department of Psychology and Division of Natural Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Arizona State University, USA

Author Information

  1. Hunter College of CUNY, Department of Psychology, New York, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 OCT 2011
  2. Published Print: 11 AUG 2011

Book Series:

  1. Wiley-Blackwell Handbooks of Behavioral Neuroscience

Book Series Editors:

  1. David Mostofsky

Series Editor Information

  1. Boston University, USA

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444330236

Online ISBN: 9781118083222

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Keywords:

  • stress, coping, predisposition and sex differences;
  • chronic stress and sex differences on cognition in animals;
  • nature of sex differences in stress responses;
  • systemic stressors, threat to homeostasis;
  • restraint stress;
  • spatial memory tasks in rodents, the Morris water-maze task;
  • stress in prenatal stage and neural functioning;
  • aging and chronic stress effects;
  • stress-induced changes in neural processing

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Chronic Stress: Daily Restraint Model

  • Spatial Memory Tasks in Rodents

  • Age Affects Cognitive Responses to Stress in a Sex-dependent Manner

  • Influence of Psychological and Performance Parameters on Cognitive Responses to Stress

  • Stress-induced Changes in Neural Processing/Strategies by the Sexes

  • Sex-dependent Neural Changes Following Chronic Stress

  • Conclusion

  • References