HM_emotion - EMOTION, AROUSAL AND MEMORY Why emotion and...

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EMOTION, AROUSAL AND MEMORY Why emotion and memory? motivational foundations of cognition Neurologic links of memory and emotion Claims about emotion and memory Flashbulb memories Intrusion of memories for traumatic events Repression of memories for traumatic events? Cortical regions involved in emotional cognition Limbic system Amygdala and the Papez Circuit Medial frontal cortex Phineas Gage syndrome fMRI activation recent work at UF
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Pleasant unpleasant Calm Aroused A TWO-FACTOR APPROACH TO EMOTION Emotion as motivational “action dispositions” (Lang et al.) Approach and avoidance = valence (pleasant / unpleasant) Intensity = arousal (calm / aroused) Norming the “emotional space” of stimuli butter pretty hero person history cancer
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How emotion could affect memory Attentional focus and intensity Encoding depth and elaboration Degree of rehearsal and review Rate or extent of “consolidation”
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This note was uploaded on 12/01/2011 for the course EXP 4504 taught by Professor Fischler during the Fall '07 term at University of Florida.

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HM_emotion - EMOTION, AROUSAL AND MEMORY Why emotion and...

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