A Novel Demonstration of Enhanced Memory Associated with Emotional Arousal

  title={A Novel Demonstration of Enhanced Memory Associated with Emotional Arousal},
  author={L. Cahill and J. D. McGaugh},
  journal={Consciousness and Cognition},
  • L. Cahill, J. D. McGaugh
  • Published 1995
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Consciousness and Cognition
  • The relationship between emotional arousal and long-term memory is addressed in two experiments in which subjects viewed either a relatively emotionally neutral short story (presented as a brief slide show) or a closely matched but more emotionally arousing story and were tested for retention of the story 2 weeks later. Experiment 1 provides an essential replication of the results of Heuer and Reisberg (1990) and illustrates the common interpretive problem posed by the use of different stimuli… CONTINUE READING
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