Vivid memories of emotional events: The accuracy of remembered minutiae

@article{Heuer1990VividMO,
  title={Vivid memories of emotional events: The accuracy of remembered minutiae},
  author={Friderike Heuer and Daniel Reisberg},
  journal={Memory \& Cognition},
  year={1990},
  volume={18},
  pages={496-506}
}
It has been claimed that emotional arousal causes a narrowing of attention, and, therefore, impoverished memory encoding. On this view, if details of an emotional event are reported subsequently, these details must be after-the-fact reconstructions that are open to error. Our study challenges these claims. Using a long-term (2-week), incidental learning procedure, wefound that emotion promotes memory both for information central to an event and for peripheral detail. This contrasts with the… 

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