Recent studies suggested to approach to the analysis of the emotions and cognition from an integrating point of view rather than investigate the two constructs per se. In line with this research approach, the present study aims to investigate how emotions can affect memory processes and which cerebral areas are involved in this mechanism. We also aim to understand if and how this processing is influenced by specific personality traits, as anxiety-trait. Using a rTMS measure, participants were asked to performance a memory task (a retrieval task) composed by verbal material with and without emotional content. Subjects were also assessed for their anxiety trait (high and low anxiety subjects). Our study provided a strong evidence for the influence of the emotional content and personality trait on the memory processes. Secondly, the role of the left Dorso-Lateral prefrontal Cortex in emotional memory was pointed out with a specific function of this frontal network in managing the emotional memories.

Balconi, M., Ferrari, C., DLPFC implication in memory processing of affective information. A look on anxiety trait contribution, <<NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL TRENDS>>, 2011; 2011 (9): 53-70 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/5931]

DLPFC implication in memory processing of affective information. A look on anxiety trait contribution

Balconi, Michela;Ferrari, Chiara
2011

Abstract

Recent studies suggested to approach to the analysis of the emotions and cognition from an integrating point of view rather than investigate the two constructs per se. In line with this research approach, the present study aims to investigate how emotions can affect memory processes and which cerebral areas are involved in this mechanism. We also aim to understand if and how this processing is influenced by specific personality traits, as anxiety-trait. Using a rTMS measure, participants were asked to performance a memory task (a retrieval task) composed by verbal material with and without emotional content. Subjects were also assessed for their anxiety trait (high and low anxiety subjects). Our study provided a strong evidence for the influence of the emotional content and personality trait on the memory processes. Secondly, the role of the left Dorso-Lateral prefrontal Cortex in emotional memory was pointed out with a specific function of this frontal network in managing the emotional memories.
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Balconi, M., Ferrari, C., DLPFC implication in memory processing of affective information. A look on anxiety trait contribution, <>, 2011; 2011 (9): 53-70 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/5931]
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