Latest Emotion and memory Stories
In our era of endless and incredible scientific discovery, it's easy to pat ourselves on the back and congratulate our own success. But in doing so, we may be clouding the fact that, in some vital areas, we are running behind. Do we know enough about memory?
Researchers have shown that two different types of meditation can offer people lasting emotional benefits by altering the activity of the amygdala.
Researchers at the universities of Granada and Jaén, Spain, have discovered why recalling some items from memory reduces our ability to recall other related items.
A woman's memory of an experience is less likely to be accurate than a man's if it was unpleasant and emotionally provocative.
A recent study by sleep researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is the first to suggest that a person's emotional response after witnessing an unsettling picture or traumatic event is greatly reduced if the person stays awake afterward, and that sleep strongly "protects" the negative emotional response.
Men and women differ in the way they anticipate an unpleasant emotional experience, which influences the effectiveness with which that experience is committed to memory.
Picture a menacing drill sergeant, a gory slaughterhouse, a devastating scene of a natural disaster.
In a novel study that used historical tape of a thrilling overtime basketball game between Duke and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, brain researchers at Duke have found that fans remember the good things their team did much better than the bad.
Recalling emotional memory opens window of opportunity to rewrite it.
Research performed by Nicole Lauzon and Dr. Steven Laviolette of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at The University of Western Ontario has found key processes in the brain that control the emotional significance of our experiences and how we form memories of them.
- A woman chauffeur.
- A woman who operates an automobile.