Modern Psychological Studies
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
Neurotransmitters that are released in response to stress can disrupt the prefrontal cortex creating an impairing effect on attentional processes leading to a hindering of memory recall (Arnsten, 2009). Participants were taken from an Intro to Psychology course from a small liberal arts college in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Participants immersed their hand in either ice-cold or warm water while listening to 20 nouns. In this present study, participants showed memory recall impairment after they received stress induced from the cold pressor task only during learning, and after a short delay consisting of a short distracter math test.
BF1 .M63 v. 18 no. 2 2013
"The effects of the cold pressor task on memory recall,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 18:
2, Article 14.
Available at: https://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol18/iss2/14