Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: The Effect of Acute Stress on Memory: How It Helps and How It Hurts

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Although we often perceive the effect of stress negatively, research suggests that stress effects are not always detrimental. This review paper examines the impact that acute stress has on memory formation and retrieval by highlighting the ways that stress can help improve memory, but also the ways in which it typically harms memory. This paper focuses on the neurobiology behind the stress response, the ways in which researchers typically examine stress in laboratory experiments, and how such research applies to the real world. This paper also includes suggestions for how to best utilize...