Current issues and emerging directions in the impact of emotion on memory: A review of evidence from brain imaging investigations

Florin Dolcos, Yuta Katsumi, Ekaterina Denkova, Mathias Weymar, Sanda Dolcos

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Abstract

What are the neural markers of encoding and retrieving memories of emotional events with increased efficacy? In recent years, this question has captured the attention of neuroscientists, who have been fervently engaged in addressing it using a multitude of approaches. The present chapter emphasizes evidence from brain imaging investigations regarding three emerging research directions in the field: the role of social information in emotional memory, the role of emotion regulation in the impact of emotion on memory, and the impact of emotion on associative or relational memory. Overall, this evidence provides insights into the brain mechanisms that make emotional memories special, points to possible alterations that may explain negative affective biases in encoding and retrieving emotional memories observed in affective disorders, and highlights specific aspects to be clarified in future research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMemory in a Social Context
Subtitle of host publicationBrain, Mind, and Society
PublisherSpringer Japan
Pages57-101
Number of pages45
ISBN (Electronic)9784431565918
ISBN (Print)9784431565895
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 15 2017

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Keywords

  • Amygdala
  • Associative/relational memory
  • Emotion regulation
  • Emotion-cognition interactions
  • Hippocampus
  • Large-scale functional networks
  • Modulation hypothesis
  • Neuroimaging
  • Prefrontal cortex
  • Social cognition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Psychology(all)

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Dolcos, F., Katsumi, Y., Denkova, E., Weymar, M., & Dolcos, S. (2017). Current issues and emerging directions in the impact of emotion on memory: A review of evidence from brain imaging investigations. In Memory in a Social Context: Brain, Mind, and Society (pp. 57-101). Springer Japan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-4-431-56591-8_5