Emotional memory is perceptual.

@article{Arntz2005EmotionalMI,
  title={Emotional memory is perceptual.},
  author={Arnoud Arntz and Corlijn de Groot and Merel Kindt},
  journal={Journal of behavior therapy and experimental psychiatry},
  year={2005},
  volume={36 1},
  pages={19-34}
}
In two experiments it was investigated which aspects of memory are influenced by emotion. Using a framework proposed by Roediger (American Psychologist 45 (1990) 1043-1056), two dimensions relevant for memory were distinguished the implicit-explicit distinction, and the perceptual versus conceptual distinction. In week 1, subjects viewed a series of slides accompanied with a spoken story in either of the two versions, a neutral version, or a version with an emotional mid-phase. In week 2… CONTINUE READING