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Neurocognitive and Physiological Mechanisms Linking Stress and Health

Citation

Muscatell, Keely A. & Eisenberger, Naomi I. (2015). Neurocognitive and Physiological Mechanisms Linking Stress and Health. In Toga, Arthur W. (Ed.), Brain Mapping: An Encyclopedic Reference (pp. 29-33). Oxford, England: Academic Press.

Abstract

Psychological stress can take a severe toll on an individual's physical health and emotional well-being. But how do stressors get ‘into the brain’ and ‘under the skin’ to influence health? This article reviews recent research in the emerging field of health neuroscience that attempts to answer these questions. Specifically, we explore the role that three key neurocognitive systems, a threat-related neural system, a self/social cognition-related neural system, and a safety-related neural system, play in relating to physiological responses to stress. We conclude by recommending avenues for future research in this area.

URL

https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-397025-1.00148-2

Reference Type

Book Chapter

Book Title

Brain Mapping: An Encyclopedic Reference

Author(s)

Muscatell, Keely A.
Eisenberger, Naomi I.

Editor(s)

Toga, Arthur W.

Year Published

2015

Volume Number

3

Pages

29-33

Publisher

Academic Press

City of Publication

Oxford, England

Reference ID

12928