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ERIC Number: EJ882531
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 4
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Reference Count: 0
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ISSN: ISSN-1072-0502
Emotional Memory Persists Longer than Event Memory
Kuriyama, Kenichi; Soshi, Takahiro; Fujii, Takeshi; Kim, Yoshiharu
Learning & Memory, v17 n3 p130-133 Mar 2010
The interaction between amygdala-driven and hippocampus-driven activities is expected to explain why emotion enhances episodic memory recognition. However, overwhelming behavioral evidence regarding the emotion-induced enhancement of immediate and delayed episodic memory recognition has not been obtained in humans. We found that the recognition performance for event memory differs from that for emotional memory. Although event recognition deteriorated equally for episodes that were or were not emotionally salient, emotional recognition remained high for only stimuli related to emotional episodes. Recognition performance pertaining to delayed emotional memory is an accurate predictor of the context of past episodes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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