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Prof. Dr. Michiko Sakaki
(Bildrechte: Christoph Jäckle/Universität Tübingen)

Gastvortrag Prof. Dr. Michiko Sakaki (Universität Tübingen)

17. Juni 2021, 12 Uhr

Selective effects of emotion on memory: How emotion enhances and impairs memory

Abstract
Over the last two decades, there has been an increasing recognition that emotion plays important roles in students’ learning. However, previous research has suggested a complex picture: negative emotion often impairs students’ learning but sometimes enhances students’ learning.

According to recent theoretical accounts, when encountering something emotional, momentary increases in arousal should amplify neural gain; such that stronger inputs should be prioritized more under emotional arousal, while weaker signals should not benefit from arousal.

During the presentation, I will present findings from experiments where we tested this prediction in memory and perception. We found that emotional arousal enhances memory for other information when it is goal-relevant and therefore has strong inputs, whereas emotional arousal impairs memory for other information when it is goal-irrelevant and therefore has weaker inputs. We also found that emotional arousal selectively enhances perception of salient signals over non-salient signals. These results suggest that momentary increases in arousal due to emotional events have enhancing effects only for strong and prioritized representations.

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https://uni-frankfurt.zoom.us/j/93205074117?pwd=SmJBQlo5UVBMS09HbGxZN1ZKWVlOZz09
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