Emotional Arousal and Memory Binding: An Object-Based Framework

  title={Emotional Arousal and Memory Binding: An Object-Based Framework},
  author={M. Mather},
  journal={Perspectives on Psychological Science},
  pages={33 - 52}
  • M. Mather
  • Published 2007
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Perspectives on Psychological Science
  • Binding various features of an event together and maintaining these connections in memory is an essential component of episodic memories. Previous theories make contradictory predictions about the effects of emotional arousal on memory binding. In this article, I review evidence for both arousal-impaired and arousal-enhanced memory binding and explain these contradictory findings using an object-based framework. According to this framework, emotionally arousing objects attract attention that… CONTINUE READING
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