Red Alert: War-Related Stress Disrupts Executive Functions in Healthy Civilians Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • The effect of real-life stress on performance of executive function and memory tasks was studied in healthy students from a college located in a region that was subjected to daily Kassam rocket attacks in 2007. Students were tested on three tasks: Stroop colour naming, task switching, and verbal list learning. Three groups were tested: 1) students who studied and were tested in the danger zone, but never during a rocket alert (Danger-Danger DD) 2) studied in the danger zone but tested in a'safe'zone (DS), or 3) studied, lived and tested in …

publication date

  • January 1, 2010