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Published June 2018 | public
Journal Article

Stressful Events as Teaching Signals for the Brain


Stressful events are better remembered than mundane events. We explain this advantage by reconceptualizing stress in terms of cumulative prediction errors (PEs) that promote rapid learning of events. This proposal integrates the effects of stress on perception and memory, and provides exciting new perspectives for research on stress and cognition.

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© 2018 Elsevier Ltd. Available online 11 April 2018. We thank Heike Schmidt-Duderstedt for her assistance with creating Figure 1. L.S. received funding from the German Research Foundation (DFG; SCHW1357/16-1).

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