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dc.contributor.authorBuratto, L.G.*
dc.contributor.authorPottage, C.L.*
dc.contributor.authorBrown, C.*
dc.contributor.authorMorrison, Catriona M.*
dc.contributor.authorSchaefer, A.*
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-13T10:49:25Z
dc.date.available2017-09-13T10:49:25Z
dc.date.issued2014-10-16
dc.identifier.citationBuratto LG, Pottage CL, Brown C et al (2014) The Effects of a Distracting N-Back Task on Recognition Memory Are Reduced by Negative Emotional Intensity. PLoS One. 9(10): e110211.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/13165
dc.descriptionYesen_US
dc.description.abstractMemory performance is usually impaired when participants have to encode information while performing a concurrent task. Recent studies using recall tasks have found that emotional items are more resistant to such cognitive depletion effects than non-emotional items. However, when recognition tasks are used, the same effect is more elusive as recent recognition studies have obtained contradictory results. In two experiments, we provide evidence that negative emotional content can reliably reduce the effects of cognitive depletion on recognition memory only if stimuli with high levels of emotional intensity are used. In particular, we found that recognition performance for realistic pictures was impaired by a secondary 3- back working memory task during encoding if stimuli were emotionally neutral or had moderate levels of negative emotionality. In contrast, when negative pictures with high levels of emotional intensity were used, the detrimental effects of the secondary task were significantly attenuated.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipUK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC, reference: BB/H001476/1, and BB/H001476/2)en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttps://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0110211en_US
dc.rights(c) 2014 Buratto et al. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons CC-BY License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.en_US
dc.subjectDistracting N-Back task; Recognition memory; Negative emotional intensityen_US
dc.titleThe Effects of a Distracting N-Back Task on Recognition Memory Are Reduced by Negative Emotional Intensityen_US
dc.status.refereedYesen_US
dc.date.Accepted2014-09-04
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.versionPublished versionen_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-07-26T09:04:57Z


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