publication . Article . 2015

Interactions among emotional attention, encoding, and retrieval of ambiguous information: An eye-tracking study.

Jonas Everaert; Ernst H. W. Koster;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2015 Journal: Emotion, volume 15, pages 539-543 (issn: 1528-3542, eissn: 1931-1516, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Country: Belgium
Abstract
: Emotional biases in attention modulate encoding of emotional material into long-term memory, but little is known about the role of such attentional biases during emotional memory retrieval. The present study investigated how emotional biases in memory are related to attentional allocation during retrieval. Forty-nine individuals encoded emotionally positive and negative meanings derived from ambiguous information and then searched their memory for encoded meanings in response to a set of retrieval cues. The remember/know/new procedure was used to classify memories as recollection-based or familiarity-based, and gaze behavior was monitored throughout the task t...
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free text keywords: DIVIDED ATTENTION, RECOGNITION MEMORY, DEPRESSION, RECOLLECTION, DIRECTIONS, HYPOTHESIS, EXPERIENCE, BIASES, WORDS, attention, memory, retrieval, familiarity
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