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22 December 2010

Stress can enhance ordinary memories

Stress can enhance ordinary, unrelated memories, bolstering the understanding of PTSD and offering hope for a treatment, research has shown.

Stress can enhance ordinary, unrelated memories, a team of neuroscientists has found in a study of laboratory rats.

Their results, which appear in the journal PLoS Biology, may bolster our understanding of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and could offer a pathway for addressing PTSD and related afflictions.

"Additional investigations into the effects of stress on memories could shed light on PTSD and other stress-related mood disorders," added Fenton.

 
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