Acute stress-induced cortisol elevations mediate reward system activity during subconscious processing of sexual stimuli

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Oei, Nicole Y. L.; Both, Stephanie; van Heemst, Diana; van der Grond, Jeroen;

Summary Stress is thought to alter motivational processes by increasing dopamine (DA) secretion in the brain’s ‘‘reward system’’, and its key region, the nucleus accumbens (NAcc). However, stress studies using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), mainly f... View more
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