Post-event spontaneous intrusive recollections and strength of memory for emotional events in men and women
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Consciousness and Cognition 18 (1):126-134 (2009)
Spontaneous intrusive recollections follow traumatic events in clinical and non-clinical populations. To determine whether any relationship exists between SIRs and enhanced memory for emotional events, participants viewed emotional or neutral films, had their memory for the films tested two days later, and estimated the number of SIRs they experienced for each film. SIR frequency related positively to memory strength, an effect more pronounced in the emotional condition. These findings represent the first demonstration of a relationship between SIRs occurring after an emotional experience and subsequent memory strength for that experience. The results are consistent with the possibility that emotional arousal leads both to elevated SIR frequency and better memory, and that the covert rehearsal associated with SIRs enhances memory for emotional relative to neutral stimuli. Additional evidence of menstrual cycle influences on SIR incidence in female participants appears to merit consideration in future work
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
Roger Brown & James Kulik (1977). Flashbulb Memories. Cognition 5 (1):73-99.
Larry Cahill & James L. McGaugh (1995). A Novel Demonstration of Enhanced Memory Associated with Emotional Arousal. Consciousness and Cognition 4 (4):410-421.
John Neil Bohannon (1988). Flashbulb Memories for the Space Shuttle Disaster: A Tale of Two Theories. Cognition 29 (2):179-196.
L. Cahill (2004). The Influence of Sex Versus Sex-Related Traits on Long-Term Memory for Gist and Detail From an Emotional Story. Consciousness and Cognition 13 (2):391-400.
F. Heuer & D. Reisberg (1987). Vivid Memories of Emotional Events-the Accuracy of Remembered Minutiae. Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society 25 (5):338-338.
Citations of this work BETA
Stephen A. Dewhurst, Rachel J. Anderson & Lauren M. Knott (2012). A Gender Difference in the False Recall of Negative Words: Women DRM More Than Men. Cognition and Emotion 26 (1):65-74.
Nikole K. Ferree, Rujvi Kamat & Larry Cahill (2011). Influences of Menstrual Cycle Position and Sex Hormone Levels on Spontaneous Intrusive Recollections Following Emotional Stimuli. Consciousness and Cognition 20 (4):1154-1162.
Similar books and articles
Elizabeth Cashdan (1999). How Women Compete. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 22 (2):221-221.
Hugh LaFollette (1992). Real Men. In Larry May & Robert Strikwerda (eds.), Masculinity. Rowman and Littlefield 59--74.
Maria Borges (2008). Kant on Women and Emotion. Proceedings of the Xxii World Congress of Philosophy 25:13-19.
Jordi Fernandez (2008). Memory and Time. Philosophical Studies 141 (3):333 - 356.
Catherine Mckeen (2006). Why Women Must Guard and Rule in Plato's Kallipolis. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 87 (4):527–548.
C. M. Anderson (2000). From Molecules to Mindfulness: How Vertically Convergent Fractal Time Fluctuations Unify Cognition and Emotion. Consciousness and Emotion 1 (2):193-226.
Dorothea Debus (2007). Being Emotional About the Past: On the Nature and Role of Past-Directed Emotions. Noûs 41 (4):758-779.
Adam Kolber (2011). Give Memory-Altering Drugs a Chance. Nature 475 (7360):275-276.
Elizabeth Loftus, Imagination Inflation: Imagining a Childhood Event Inflates Confidence That It Occurred.
Tom Regan (1995). Obligations to Animals Are Based on Rights. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 8 (2):171-180.
Nick Medford & Anthony S. David (2006). Learning From Repression: Emotional Memory and Emotional Numbing. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 29 (5):527-528.
Charles G. Manning & Elizabeth F. Loftus, Imagination Inflation: Imagining a Childhood Event Inflates Confidence That It Occurred.
Stephen G. Post (1990). Women and Elderly Parents: Moral Controversy in an Aging Society. Hypatia 5 (1):83 - 89.
Added to index2010-08-24
Total downloads3 ( #639,282 of 1,911,604 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #457,720 of 1,911,604 )
How can I increase my downloads?