Emotional Enhancement of Memory for Music and Faces 公开

Auth, Melissa Janet (2010)

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Emotional Enhancement of Memory for Music and Faces
By Melissa J. Auth
Participants listened to short musical excerpts that were paired with the brief presentation of neutral faces at the conclusion of each excerpt to examine the effects of emotional arousal on declarative memory for music and incidentally presented faces. Emotional arousal was assessed concurrently using subjective ratings and psychophysiology. Memory for the musical excerpts and faces was later tested with a recognition memory test that additionally assessed separate components of recognition memory: recollection and familiarity. Emotionally arousing musical excerpts, like visual and verbal stimuli, show enhanced declarative memory relative to neutral excerpts, and this effect was stronger for recognition accompanied by recollection, rather than only familiarity. Though memory levels for incidentally presented faces was low for several subjects, an emotional enhancement of recollection for face stimuli that had been initially experienced during emotionally arousing music was also found, consistent with predictions.

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Introduction .....................................................................1
Methods ..........................................................................7
Results ...........................................................................13
Discussion........................................................................22
References ......................................................................31
Tables ............................................................................38
Figures............................................................................40
Appendix A.......................................................................48
Appendix B.......................................................................51

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