Negative emotional stimuli are usually better remembered than neutral emotional stimuli. Previous examination of binding theory found no differences in recall for homogeneous lists of taboo and neutral words. The current study expands on binding theory using negative and neutral visual stimuli in homogeneous lists. A rapid serial visual presentation paradigm and recognition and temporal memory item-discrimination tasks were used. Binding theory predicts no differences between negative and neutral images for recognition and temporal memory. Results were consistent with the assumptions of binding theory and no significant differences were found. This result suggests that binding theory generalizes for visual stimuli in both recognition and temporal memory contexts. Further research is needed to determine if the predictions of binding theory hold true for heterogeneous lists of negative and neutral stimuli
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Memory; Memory -- Physiological aspects; Emotions; Emotions -- Physiological aspects; Emotions and cognition; Emotions -- Physiology; Memory -- Physiology.
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Devore, George E., "Memory for Emotional Images : Recognition and Temporal Contexts" (2008). Loma Linda University Electronic Theses, Dissertations & Projects. 599.
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