Effects of aging and encoding instructions on emotion-induced memory trade-offs.

@article{Kensinger2007EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of aging and encoding instructions on emotion-induced memory trade-offs.},
  author={Elizabeth A. Kensinger and Angela H. Gutchess and Daniel L. Schacter},
  journal={Psychology and aging},
  year={2007},
  volume={22 4},
  pages={
          781-95
        }
}
The effects of emotion on memory are often described in terms of trade-offs: People often remember central, emotional information at the expense of background details. The present experiment examined the effects of aging and encoding instructions on participants' ability to remember the details of central emotional objects and the backgrounds on which those objects were placed. When young and older adults passively viewed scenes, both age groups showed strong emotion-induced trade-offs. They… 

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