CAN NEGATIVE emotions help memory? It seems they can, under certain circumstances, according to a new study published in Psychological Science.
Researchers asked students to study lists of Swahili words and their translations into English, then the students were asked to recall the meanings.
After each correct answer, the students were shown a negative image, a neutral picture or a blank screen. When that first test was over, they did a quick multiplication exercise, then the students were quizzed again on the Swahili- English items.
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