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Enhanced Memory for Emotional Pictures: A Product of Increased Attention to Affective Stimuli?

HUMPHREYS, Louise and Underwood, Geoffrey and Chapman, Peter (2010) Enhanced Memory for Emotional Pictures: A Product of Increased Attention to Affective Stimuli? European Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 22 (8). pp. 1235-1247. ISSN 0954-1446

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The current experiment addressed the question, is enhanced memory for emotional pictures due to increased attention to affective stimuli? Participants viewed pairs of pictures (emotional-neutral or neutral-neutral) whilst their eye movements were recorded; participants had to decide which picture out of each pair they preferred. There was increased attention to positive pictures and decreased attention to negative images during picture viewing. Despite this, when a recognition test was given one week later memory enhancements were found for negative pictures only. Moreover, although there was a general correlation between total inspection time and memory performance, this reliability was clear only for neutral pictures, and not for emotional images. The results suggest that memory advantages for emotional pictures are not always due to increased attention to such images.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: C800 Psychology
Faculty: Previous Faculty of Health Sciences > Psychology, Sport and Exercise
Depositing User: Louise HUMPHREYS
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2012 17:11
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2012 17:11
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/182

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