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Koebele, S. V., Ycaza Herrera, A., Taylor, C. M., Barth, C., & Schwarz, J. M. (2022). Sex Hormone Fluctuations Across the Female Lifespan: Mechanisms of Action on Brain Structure, Function, and Behavior. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 277. 

Jiménez-Balado, J., Ycaza Herrera, A., Igwe, K., Klem, L., Buyukturkoglu, K., Irimia, A., ... & Eich, T. S. (2021). Reduced Hippocampal GABA+ Is Associated With Poorer Episodic Memory in Healthy Older Women: A Pilot StudyFrontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 170.

Nasseri, P., Herrera, A. Y., Gillette, K., Faude, S., White, J. D., Velasco, R., & Mather, M. (2020). Hormonal contraceptive phases matter: Resting-state functional connectivity of emotion-processing regions under stressNeurobiology of Stress, 13, 100276.

Herrera, A.Y., Velasco, R., Faude, S., White, J., Opitz, P.O., Huang, R., Tu, K., & Mather, M. (2020). Brain activity during a post-stress working memory task differs between the hormone-present and hormone-absent phase of hormonal contraception. Neurobiology of Stress, 13, 100248.

Herrera, A. Y., Faude, S., Nielsen, S. E., Locke, M., & Mather, M. (2019). Effects of hormonal contraceptive phase and progestin generation on stress-induced cortisol and progesterone release. Neurobiology of Stress, 10, 100151.

Herrera, A. Y., Wang, J., & Mather, M. (2019). The gist and details of sex differences in cognition and the brain: how parallels in sex differences across domains are shaped by the locus coeruleus and catecholamines systems. Progress in neurobiology, 176, 120-133.

Herrera, A.Y., Hodis, H.N., Mack, W.J., & Mather, M. (2017). Estradiol after menopause reduces cortisol response to stress and mitigates effects of stress on working memory. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism102(12), 4457-4466.


Herrera, A. Y., Nielsen, S. E., & Mather, M. (2016). Stress-induced increases in progesterone and cortisol in naturally cycling women. Neurobiology of stress, 3, 96-104.


Herrera, A.Y., & Mather, M. (2015). Actions and interactions of estradiol and glucocorticoids in cognition and the brain: Implications for aging women. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 55, 36-52.


Sakaki, M., Ycaza-Herrera, A. E., & Mather, M. (2014). Association learning for emotional harbinger cues: when do previous emotional associations impair and when do they facilitate subsequent learning of new associations? Emotion, 14(1), 115.


Book Chapters

Nielsen, S.E., & Herrera, A.Y. Sex Steroids, Learning and Memory. In: Pfaff, D.W and Joëls, M. (editors-in-chief), Hormones, Brain, and Behavior 3rd edition, Vol 1. Oxford: Academic Press; 2017. pp. 399–422.

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