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I remember emotional content better, but I'm struggling to remember who said it!

Le Bigot, Ludovic and Knutsen, Dominique and Gil, Sandrine (2018) 'I remember emotional content better, but I'm struggling to remember who said it!' Cognition, 180. 52 - 58. ISSN 0010-0277

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Abstract

The joint impact of emotion and production on conversational memory was examined in two experiments where pairs of participants took turns producing verbal information. They were instructed to produce out loud sentences based on either neutral or emotional (Experiment 1: negative; Experiment 2: positive) words. Each participant was then asked to recall as many words as possible (content memory) and to indicate who had produced each word (reality monitoring). The analyses showed that both self-production and emotion boost content memory, although emotion also impairs reality monitoring. This study sheds light on how both factors (emotion and production) may constrain language interaction memory through information saliency.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Conversational memory; Emotion; Production effect; Dyadic interaction; Reality monitoring
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Psychology, Department of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2018 12:47
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2019 01:00
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/22635

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