Accounting for immediate emotional memory enhancement

  title={Accounting for immediate emotional memory enhancement},
  author={Deborah Talmi and Lucy M. McGarry},
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 memory may stem from the influence of emotion on cognitive processes at encoding and retrieval. Our goal was to test which cognitive factors are necessary and sufficient to account for EEM, with a specific focus on clarifying the contribution of attention to this effect. In two experiments, participants… CONTINUE READING