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Retrieval-induced forgetting and part-list cuing in associatively structured lists
The results suggest that the detrimental effects of retrieval practice and part- list cuing were mediated by similar mechanisms, consistent with the view that not only retrieval-induced forgetting, but also part-list cuing is caused by inhibitory processes.
Dissociable Effects of Valence and Arousal in Adaptive Executive Control
The findings indicate that affective influences on cognitive processes can be driven by independent effects of variations in valence and arousal, which may resolve several heterogeneous findings observed in previous studies on affect-cognition interactions.
Remembering Can Cause Forgetting—but Not in Negative Moods
This work examined how affective states experienced during retrieval modulate such retrieval-induced forgetting by inducing positive, negative, and neutral moods in subjects immediately before they attempted to retrieve studied items, suggesting that the emotions involved during interrogation of a witness can affect the result of repeated interrogations.
Joint effects of emotion and color on memory.
These findings provide the first evidence that emotion-induced memory enhancement is influenced by color and demonstrate that different colors can have different functions in human memory.
Retrieval-induced forgetting of negative stimuli: The role of emotional intensity
Repeatedly retrieving a subset of previously studied items can cause forgetting of related non-retrieved material. We examined whether such retrieval-induced forgetting holds also for negative…
Negative affect improves the quality of memories: trading capacity for precision in sensory and working memory.
- Philipp Spachtholz, Christof Kuhbandner, R. Pekrun
- PsychologyJournal of experimental psychology. General
- 14 April 2014
These findings demonstrate that observers unintentionally trade capacity for precision as a function of affective state and indicate that negative affect can be beneficial for the quality of memories.
Read-Out of Emotional Information From Iconic Memory
Although neutral stimulus information and emotional stimulus information were initially equally likely to enter iconic memory, the subsequent decay of the initially stored information was slowed for threatening stimuli, a result indicating that fear-relevant information has prolonged availability for read-out from iconic memory.
The role of positive and negative affect in the “mirroring” of other persons' actions
Numerous studies indicate that observing or knowing about another's action automatically activates the same motor representations that are active when we perform the other's action by ourselves. We…
Testing emotional memories: does negative emotional significance influence the benefit received from testing?
It seems to be true that post-encoding factors do not influence emotional memories in any other way than neutral memories, even when they are beneficial.