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Human Pavlovian–Instrumental Transfer
The vigor with which a participant performs actions that produce valuable outcomes is subject to a complex set of motivational influences. Many of these are believed to involve the amygdala and theExpand
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Can semantic relatedness explain the enhancement of memory for emotional words?
Memory for emotional items is often better than memory for neutral items. In three experiments, we examined whether this typical finding is due to the higher semantic relatedness inherent toExpand
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Choosing to Make an Effort: The Role of Striatum in Signaling Physical Effort of a Chosen Action
The possibility that we will have to invest effort influences our future choice behavior. Indeed deciding whether an action is actually worth taking is a key element in the expression of human apathyExpand
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How Humans Integrate the Prospects of Pain and Reward during Choice
The maxim “no pain, no gain” summarizes scenarios in which an action leading to reward also entails a cost. Although we know a substantial amount about how the brain represents pain and rewardExpand
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The Feedback-Related Negativity Signals Salience Prediction Errors, Not Reward Prediction Errors
Modulations of the feedback-related negativity (FRN) event-related potential (ERP) have been suggested as a potential biomarker in psychopathology. A dominant theory about this signal contends thatExpand
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Enhanced Emotional Memory
Memory for emotional events is typically more vivid and accurate than memory for neutral ones. The modulation model focuses on the consolidation of memory traces to provide a partial account ofExpand
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Immediate memory consequences of the effect of emotion on attention to pictures.
Emotionally arousing stimuli are at once both highly attention grabbing and memorable. We examined whether emotional enhancement of memory (EEM) reflects an indirect effect of emotion on memory,Expand
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The role of attention and relatedness in emotionally enhanced memory.
Examining the positive and negative pictures separately revealed that emotionally enhanced memory (EEM) for positive pictures was mediated by attention, with no significant influence of emotionalExpand
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Neuroimaging the Serial Position Curve
Neuroimaging data could help clarify the longstanding dispute between dual-store and single-store models of the serial position curve. Dual-store models assume that retrieval from late positions isExpand
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Accounting for immediate emotional memory enhancement
Memory for emotional events is usually very good even when tested shortly after study, before it is altered by the influence of emotional arousal on consolidation. Immediate emotion-enhanced memoryExpand
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