Neural Processes Supporting Young and Older Adults' Emotional Memories

@article{Kensinger2008NeuralPS,
  title={Neural Processes Supporting Young and Older Adults' Emotional Memories},
  author={Elizabeth A. Kensinger and Daniel L. Schacter},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience},
  year={2008},
  volume={20},
  pages={1161-1173}
}
Young and older adults are more likely to remember emotional information than neutral information. The present functional magnetic resonance imaging study examined the neural processes supporting young (ages 1835) and older (ages 6279) adults' successful encoding of positive, negative, and neutral objects (e.g., a sundae, a grenade, a canoe). The results revealed general preservation of the emotional memory network across the age groups. Both groups recruited the amygdala and the orbito-frontal… CONTINUE READING

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