The slow forgetting of emotional episodic memories: an emotional binding account.

@article{Yonelinas2015TheSF,
  title={The slow forgetting of emotional episodic memories: an emotional binding account.},
  author={Andrew P. Yonelinas and Maureen Ritchey},
  journal={Trends in cognitive sciences},
  year={2015},
  volume={19 5},
  pages={259-67}
}
Emotional events are remembered better than neutral events, and this emotion advantage becomes particularly pronounced over time. The time-dependent effects of emotion impact upon recollection rather than on familiarity-based recognition, and they influence the recollection of item-specific details rather than contextual details. Moreover, the amygdala, but not the hippocampus, is crucial for producing these effects. Time-dependent effects of emotion have been attributed to an emotional… CONTINUE READING