Cognitive Neuroscience: Why Do We Get Lost When We Are Stressed?

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A recent study in humans shows that stress increases our reliance on familiar routes during navigation. This research explains how increases in cortisol, a biomarker of stress, disrupts navigation-related brain circuits, resulting in less efficient navigation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)R439-R441
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number10
StatePublished - May 18 2020
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Neuroscience
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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