Memories of a stressful episode: A special role for olfactory cues?
Stress influences cognitive processes, from the initial perception of a stimulus up to its storage and later retrieval from long-term memory. The investigation of memories for stressful episodes is being continued. In addition the interaction between stress and olfactory cues is being characterised. Moreover we examine the impact of cortisol on the development and later application of categories. Lastly, we test the modulation of sensory learning by stress. The project will lead to an enhanced mechanistic understanding of the effects of stress on the representation of sensory processes.