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adrenal cortex

  • n  the cortex of the adrenal gland; secretes corticosterone and sex hormones
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  • How to learn successfully even under stress
    Whenever we have to acquire new knowledge under stress, the brain deploys unconscious rather than conscious learning processes. Neuroscientists have discovered that this switch from conscious to unconscious learning systems is triggered by the intact function of mineralocorticoid receptors. These receptors are activated by hormones released in response to stress by the adrenal cortex.
    July 30, 2013 - Science Daily

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