CIGEV, area gerontology: Research on Lifespan, Multidirectionality and Plasticity – Director: Matthias Kliegel

The Impact of Stress on Cognition


The project examines the effects of stress on different cognitive abilities, with a particular focus on prospective memory. More specifically, different studies investigate the impact of both acute and chronic stress in younger and older adults.


Various methods are used, such as experimental methods (e.g., TSST), pharmacological methods (e.g., cortisol pill administration) and secondary data analyses of big data sets (e.g., the VLV survey).