IMMERSE: Cognitive performance in acute stress

Internally funded project


Project Details

Project leader:
Dr. Ursula Schade
Prof. Dr. Nicolas Rohleder


Contributing FAU Organisations:
Lehrstuhl für Gesundheitspsychologie

Start date: 01/05/2017
End date: 15/09/2017


Research Fields

Stress Response Patterns and Health
Lehrstuhl für Gesundheitspsychologie


Short description (intelligible to all):


There is evidence that acute stress can influence cognitive performance in some areas, but findings are inconsistent. Here, the impact of acute social stress on response inhibition, visual attention and divergent thinking is investigated experimentally and linked to biological markers of the stress reaction like heart rate, saliva alpha amylase and cortisol.



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