Hormones and memory

J. M. Juraska, M. J. Rubinow

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Hormones play a role in all studies of memory and inadvertently can be a confound unless their effects are understood. Here the focus is on the role of the steroids, both from the gonads (estrogen, progesterone, testosterone) and the adrenals (glucocorticoids) in adult cognition. The interactions of these steroids with other experimental factors such as the age of the organism and length of exposure are discussed. Work in both experimental animals and humans is included. Peripheral hormone effects on cognition are complex, and no simple construct can account for the role of any of these hormones.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLearning and Memory
Subtitle of host publicationA Comprehensive Reference
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9780123705099
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007


  • Aging
  • Cholecystokinin
  • Corticosteroids
  • Estrogen
  • Estrous cycle
  • Glucocorticoids
  • Learning
  • Memory
  • Oxytocin
  • Sex differences
  • Steroid hormones
  • Stress
  • Testosterone
  • Vasopressin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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