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Emotions and Memory

Type of publication Peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Original article (peer-reviewed)
Author TeroniFabrice,
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Original article (peer-reviewed)

Journal Emotion Researcher
Title of proceedings Emotion Researcher

Open Access

Type of Open Access Publisher (Gold Open Access)


Pre-theoretically, it seems obvious that there are deep and multifarious relations between memory and emotions. On the one hand, a large chunk of our affective lives concerns the good and bad events that happened to us and that we preserve in memory. This is one amongst the many ways in which memory is relevant to the nature and causation of emotions. What does recent research teach us about these relations? § 1 surveys some key issues in this regard. On the other hand, which events we happen to preserve in memory very much depends on how we affectively reacted to them when they took place. Emotions are relevant to the nature and causation of memory in this and many other ways. Key issues regarding these relations are surveyed in § 2.