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The ability for emotions to influence and help retain memories or information holds for both positive and negative emotions. However, when emotions are distracting us from the information at hand, then these emotions can impair our memory of an event.
Redaction – Illustration : Roselyne Chauvin / Editing : Adeline Lucchesi – Sophie Akkermans – Ella Bosch – Linda de Voogd – Lara Todorova – Jill Naaijen / Main references:
Personality and Memory – Yuta Katsumi, Ekaterina Denkova and Sanda Dolcos, From V. Zeigler-Hill, T.K. Shackelford (eds.), Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences
Dolcos, F., Wang, L., and Mather, M. (2015). Current Research and Emerging Directions in Emotion-Cognition Interactions (Frontiers Media SA).