Accounting for immediate emotional memory enhancement

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Talmi, Deborah; McGarry, Lucy M.;
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1016/j.jml.2011.07.009
  • Subject: Distinctiveness | Linguistics and Language | Experimental and Cognitive Psychology | Free recall memory | Artificial Intelligence | Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology | Divided attention | /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3200/3205 | Language and Linguistics | /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1700/1702 | /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3200/3206 | Semantic relatedness | Emotion | /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1200/1203 | /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3300/3310

Memory for items that are moderately emotional, such as images of violence, is usually very good. Human participants exhibit emotionally-enhanced memory (EEM) even when memory is tested shortly after study, before the effect of emotional arousal on long-term memory cons... View more
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