25th APS Annual Convention: Mark Your Calendar (Washington, DC, USA - May 23-26, 2013)


Blurring of emotional and non-emotional memories by taxing working memory during recall

Poster Session II - Board: II- 001
Friday, May 24, 2013, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
APS Exhibit Hall A

Marcel A. van den Hout
Utrecht University

Marloes Eidhof
Utrecht University

Jesse Verboom
Utrecht University

Marianne Littel
Utrecht University

Iris M. Engelhard
Utrecht University

If memories are recalled while working memory is taxed, e.g., by making eye movements (EM), the recalled memories become blurred and remain blurred during later recall. This phenomenon may help to explain the effects of EMDR. Current study investigates the role of emotional arousal in these memory effects.

Subject Area: Clinical
Keywords: Human Learning and Memory

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