Eye fixations and memory for emotional events.

  title={Eye fixations and memory for emotional events.},
  author={Sven A Christianson and Elizabeth F. Loftus and Helene Hoffman and Geoffrey R. Loftus},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Learning, memory, and cognition},
  volume={17 4},
Subjects watched either an emotional, neutral, or unusual sequence of slides containing 1 critical slide in the middle. Experiments 1 and 2 allowed only a single eye fixation on the critical slide by presenting it for 180 ms (Experiment 1) or 150 ms (Experiment 2). Despite this constraint, memory for a central detail was better for the emotional condition. In Experiment 3, subjects were allowed 2.70 s to view the critical slide while their eye movements were monitored. When subjects who had… CONTINUE READING