According to researchers, episodic memory may be important for helping middle aged and older adults to recover from negative events.
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.
Researchers discover that while repetition enhances the factual content of memories, it also reduces the amount of details stored.
For older adults, background music can interfere with memory recall tasks.