Articles from June 2014

Blumberg honored with a MERIT Award

Professor is only the second faculty member in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to ever receive this award By: Nic Arp | 2014.06.23 | 10:34 AM Mark Blumberg, F. Wendell Miller Distinguished Professor in the University of Iowa Department of Psychology, has been honored with a MERIT Award from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) for his research on the...

Stress hormone linked to short-term memory loss as we age

BY: AMY MATTSON | 2014.06.17 | 04:03 PMA new study at the University of Iowa reports a potential link between stress hormones and short-term memory loss in older adults.The study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, reveals that having high levels of cortisol—a natural hormone in our body whose levels surge when we are stressed—can lead to memory lapses as we age.Short-term increases in...