Cognitive and neural mechanisms of emotional memory

  title={Cognitive and neural mechanisms of emotional memory},
  author={S. Hamann},
  journal={Trends in Cognitive Sciences},
  • S. Hamann
  • Published 2001
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Trends in Cognitive Sciences
  • A highly adaptive aspect of human memory is the enhancement of explicit, consciously accessible memory for emotional stimuli. Recent findings from neuroimaging, neuropsychological, drug and neural stimulation studies indicate that emotional stimuli engage specific cognitive and neural mechanisms that enhance explicit memory. Emotional arousal influences memory via factors that act during memory encoding (attention and elaboration) and factors that modulate memory consolidation. Across studies… CONTINUE READING
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