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