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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.. Toga, Arthur W. (Ed.) (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 Section

Year Published

2015

Author(s)

Muscatell, Keely A.
Eisenberger, Naomi I.