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Brain Sci. 2015, 5(4), 509-520; doi:10.3390/brainsci5040509

Emotional Meta-Memories: A Review

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Department of Psychological Sciences, Health and Territory, University of Chieti, Via deiVestini 31, Chieti 66013, Italy
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Schepens Eye Research Institute, Harvard Medical School, 20 Stanford St., Boston, MA 02149, USA
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Academic Editor: Derek G.V. Mitchell
Received: 28 July 2015 / Revised: 8 September 2015 / Accepted: 3 November 2015 / Published: 9 November 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Emotion, Cognition and Behavior)
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Abstract

Emotional meta-memory can be defined as the knowledge people have about the strategies and monitoring processes that they can use to remember their emotionally charged memories. Although meta-memory per se has been studied in many cognitive laboratories for many years, fewer studies have explicitly focused on meta-memory for emotionally charged or valenced information. In this brief review, we analyzed a series of behavioral and neuroimaging studies that used different meta-memory tasks with valenced information in order to foster new research in this direction, especially in terms of commonalities/peculiarities of the emotion and meta-memory interaction. In addition, results further support meta-cognitive models that take emotional factors into account when defining meta-memory per se. View Full-Text
Keywords: emotion; meta-memory; memory emotion; meta-memory; memory
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).

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Fairfield, B.; Mammarella, N.; Palumbo, R.; Di Domenico, A. Emotional Meta-Memories: A Review. Brain Sci. 2015, 5, 509-520.

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