CitationMuscatell, 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.
AbstractPsychological 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.
Reference TypeBook Chapter
Book TitleBrain Mapping: An Encyclopedic Reference
Author(s)Muscatell, Keely A.
Eisenberger, Naomi I.