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How cortisol reinforces traumatic memories

The stress hormone cortisol strengthens memories of scary experiences. However, it is effective not only while the memory is being formed for the first time, but also later when people look back at an experience while the memory reconsolidates. RUB researchers suggest that the results might explain the persistence of strong emotional memories occurring in anxiety and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Press Release

RUB’s young researchers at Lindau Nobel Meeting

Miriam Kümmel and Christian Strippel, both young scientists from RUB, have been selected from a large number of contenders to participate at the „Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting“. In Germany, at the Bodensee, they will have the opportunity to meet Nobel Prize winners from the fields of medicine, physics and chemistry. The 65th Lindau Nobel Meeting will last until July 3.

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