The Memory Enhancing Effect of Emotion: Functional Neuroimaging Evidence

Florin Dolcos, Kevin S. LaBar, Roberto Cabeza

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Abstract

Emotional events are usually remembered better than neutral events. The anatomical and functional correlates of this phenomenon have been investigated in both animals and humans, with approaches ranging from neuropsychological and pharmacological to electrophysiological and functional neuroimaging. The present chapter reviews this evidence, focusing in particular on functional neuroimaging studies in humans, which have examined the effects of emotion on memory-related activity during both encoding and retrieval. The available evidence emphasizes the role of the amygdala, the medial temporal lobe memory system, and the prefrontal cortex. The chapter ends with a discussion of open issues and future directions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMemory and Emotion
Subtitle of host publicationInterdisciplinary Perspectives
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd.
Pages105-134
Number of pages30
ISBN (Print)1405139811, 9781405139816
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 11 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Functional Neuroimaging
Emotions
Temporal Lobe
Amygdala
Prefrontal Cortex
Pharmacology
Direction compound

Keywords

  • Emotion
  • Information
  • Memory
  • Neuroimaging
  • Psychological processes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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Dolcos, F., LaBar, K. S., & Cabeza, R. (2008). The Memory Enhancing Effect of Emotion: Functional Neuroimaging Evidence. In Memory and Emotion: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (pp. 105-134). Blackwell Publishing Ltd.. https://doi.org/10.1002/9780470756232.ch6

The Memory Enhancing Effect of Emotion : Functional Neuroimaging Evidence. / Dolcos, Florin; LaBar, Kevin S.; Cabeza, Roberto.

Memory and Emotion: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Blackwell Publishing Ltd., 2008. p. 105-134.

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Dolcos, F, LaBar, KS & Cabeza, R 2008, The Memory Enhancing Effect of Emotion: Functional Neuroimaging Evidence. in Memory and Emotion: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Blackwell Publishing Ltd., pp. 105-134. https://doi.org/10.1002/9780470756232.ch6
Dolcos F, LaBar KS, Cabeza R. The Memory Enhancing Effect of Emotion: Functional Neuroimaging Evidence. In Memory and Emotion: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 2008. p. 105-134 https://doi.org/10.1002/9780470756232.ch6
Dolcos, Florin ; LaBar, Kevin S. ; Cabeza, Roberto. / The Memory Enhancing Effect of Emotion : Functional Neuroimaging Evidence. Memory and Emotion: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Blackwell Publishing Ltd., 2008. pp. 105-134
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