Negative affect improves the quality of memories: trading capacity for precision in sensory and working memory.

Abstract

Research has shown that negative affect reduces working memory capacity. Commonly, this effect has been attributed to an allocation of resources to task-irrelevant thoughts, suggesting that negative affect has detrimental consequences for working memory performance. However, rather than simply being a detrimental effect, the affect-induced capacity… (More)
DOI: 10.1037/xge0000012

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