Cognitive Neuroscience of Emotional Memory

Kevin LaBar


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Date: 01/04/2011


Memories for emotional events constitute the core of our autobiographical record. Due to their personal and biological significance, it is likely that special mechanisms have evolved to link emotions to learning and memory functions in the brain. Advances in cognitive neuroscience and brain imaging have permitted an unprecedented opportunity to investigate how complex psychological processes interact in the healthy human brain. This lecture will summarize our current understanding of how dimensions of emotional experience modify memory formation and retrieval at the neural systems level.

Created: Friday, April 1st, 2011