Positive Outcomes Enhance Incidental Learning for Both Younger and Older Adults

@inproceedings{Mather2011PositiveOE,
  title={Positive Outcomes Enhance Incidental Learning for Both Younger and Older Adults},
  author={Mara Mather and Andrej Schoeke},
  booktitle={Front. Neurosci.},
  year={2011}
}
Previous studies suggest that memory encoding is enhanced when people are anticipating a potential reward, consistent with the idea that dopaminergic systems that respond to motivationally relevant information also enhance memory for that information. In the current study, we examined how anticipating and receiving rewards versus losses affect incidental learning of information. In addition, we compared the modulatory effects of reward anticipation and outcome on memory for younger and older… CONTINUE READING

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