Using a mathematical model, researchers uncover the effects of emotion in memory encoding. They hope the data can be used to predict which experiences a person is most likely to recall.
Summary: According to researchers, naps in combination with overnight sleep may work together to benefit emotional memory consolidation in young...
A new study reveals focusing attention to the context of a memory, rather than the emotional aspects, increases activity in brain regions associated with executive function and attention.
Researchers report emotional experiences can influence memory and physiological states for an extended period of time. Additionally, non emotional experiences that follow emotional ones can are remembered some time later.
Researchers have identified a brain circuit that provides emotional memory tuning in rats.
According to a new study, fear memory encoding is influences by parvalbumin interneurons in the amygdala.
Researchers have discovered how fear can increase or decrease the ability to discriminate among sounds, depending upon context. The study provides insight into distorted sound perception with victims of PTSD.
Researchers identify the sleep mechanism which enables the brain to consolidate emotional memory. Additionally, they discovered a popular sleep medication heightens the response to and recollection of negative memories.
A recent study indicates microRNAs may play a far more important role in memory formation than previously thought. The research suggests microRNA—miR-182 is involved in developing memory in the amgydala.