Meaney et al (1988)

IB Psychology: Meaney et al (1988)

Meaney carried out a study of the role of stress hormones on memory. You can use this study for the following learning objectives:Discuss how and why particular research methods are used at the biological level of analysis.Explain the function of hormones in human behaviour.Explain how biological factors may affect one cognitive process.Discuss two effects of the environment on physiological processes.

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Ian Latham 30 September 2017 - 20:03

Is Meaney accepted as an example of a study in the field of neurogenesis? The argument being that the LT exposure to cortisol leads to overstimulation leading to cell death, resulting in pruning....? (In the process of reviewing old studies to the light of the new syllabus.) Thanks.

John Crane 2 October 2017 - 05:11

Ian - a good question. I think that any study of hippocampal atrophication would be an example of plasticity.

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