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ERIC Number: EJ785547
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0749-596X
Arousal-Enhanced Location Memory for Pictures
Mather, Mara; Nesmith, Kathryn
Journal of Memory and Language, v58 n2 p449-464 Feb 2008
Four experiments revealed arousal-enhanced location memory for pictures. After an incidental encoding task, participants were more likely to remember the locations of positive and negative arousing pictures than the locations of non-arousing pictures, indicating better binding of location to picture. This arousal-enhanced binding effect did not have a cost for the binding of temporally or spatially adjacent pictures to their locations. Thus, arousal can enhance binding of an arousing picture's content to its location without interfering with picture-location binding for nearby pictures. In addition, arousal-enhanced picture-location memory binding is not just a side effect of enhanced memory for the picture itself, as it occurs both when recognition memory is good and when it is poor.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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