Negative Affect Reduces Performance in Implicit Sequence Learning

  title={Negative Affect Reduces Performance in Implicit Sequence Learning},
  author={Junchen Shang and Qiufang Fu and Zoltan Dienes and Can Shao and Xiaolan Fu},
  booktitle={PloS one},
BACKGROUND It is well documented that positive rather than negative moods encourage integrative processing of conscious information. However, the extent to which implicit or unconscious learning can be influenced by affective states remains unclear. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS A Serial Reaction Time (SRT) task with sequence structures requiring integration over past trials was adopted to examine the effect of affective states on implicit learning. Music was used to induce and maintain… CONTINUE READING


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