Do emotional experiences affect our memory's ability to forget?
Discover how new research into memory and emotion challenges traditional views, offering new perspectives for teachers.
Are emotional memories more resilient?
New research, Retrieval-induced forgetting of emotional memories (Reeck and LaBar's 2023), digs into how our long-term memory interacts with emotional and neutral experiences. Participants conducted selective memory retrieval tasks after encoding neutral words linked with emotional or neutral associations.
The study explored whether emotional memories are more resilient against forgetting than neutral ones.