Autobiographical Memory - Emotion

Emotion

Emotion affects the way autobiographical memories are encoded and retrieved . Emotional memories are reactivated more, they are remembered better and have more attention devoted to them. Through remembering our past achievements and failures, autobiographical memories affect how we perceive and feel about ourselves.

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Famous quotes containing the word emotion:

    ... gratitude is not a healthy emotion in the long run ...
    Agnes E. Meyer (1887–1970)

    It is a curious emotion, this certain homesickness I have in mind. With Americans, it is a national trait, as native to us as the rollercoaster or the jukebox. It is no simple longing for the home town or country of our birth. The emotion is Janus-faced: we are torn between a nostalgia for the familiar and an urge for the foreign and strange. As often as not, we are homesick most for the places we have never known.
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    The writer’s joy is the thought that can become emotion, the emotion that can wholly become a thought.
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