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Can the memory of an object be enhanced by imagining its loss?
Li Qi1; Qi Yue2,3; Liu XianYun4; Luo Jing5,6; Luo, J (reprint author), Capital Normal Univ, Key Lab Study & Cognit Beijing, Dept Psychol, Beijing 100048, Peoples R China.
2013
Source PublicationCHINESE SCIENCE BULLETIN
ISSN1001-6538
Subtype期刊论文
Volume58Issue:15Pages:1767-1774
AbstractPrevious investigations examining salient memories have demonstrated that personal memories that are important to individuals and contain emotional information are better remembered than neutral events. Using behavioral and brain-imaging experiments, the present studies explored whether the previous finding was applicable imagined loss. In a behavioral experiment, a free recall paradigm was used to compare the memory performance of individuals who imagined loss with that of individuals who imagined importance. The superior memory performance conferred by imagining loss was constrained to ordinary items of low to medium importance and did not generalize to vital items. Moreover, brain imaging evidence revealed that the activation in certain brain regions was stronger when participants were imagining the loss of ordinary items of low to medium importance compared to vital items. These brain regions included cognitive effort-related areas (such as the parietal cortex and middle prefrontal cortex) and areas related to emotional experiences and emotion-related memories (such as the amygdala, parahippocampal gyms, and posterior cingulate gyms). Our study provides a new way of exploring the superior memory performance when imagining loss and enriches the literature on memory enhancement by contributing to a deeper understanding of the psychological mechanisms related to the imagining of vital losses.
Keywordimagining vital loss memory enhancement effect fMRI
Subject AreaCognitive Psychology
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
Funding OrganizationNational Natural Science Foundation of China [31200782, 31271079] ; Institute of Psychology [Y1CX242005] ; National Key Technologies R&D Program of China [2012BAI36B01] ; Tianjin Normal University [5RW092] ; National Basic Research Program of China [2010CB833904] ; Knowledge Innovation Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences [KSCX2-EW-J-8]
Project Intro.This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (31200782 and 31271079), the Young Scientists Fund of the Institute of Psychology (Y1CX242005), National Key Technologies R&D Program of China (2012BAI36B01), the Talented Faculty Start-up Funding of Tianjin Normal University (5RW092), the National Basic Research Program of China (2010CB833904), and the Knowledge Innovation Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (KSCX2-EW-J-8).
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.psych.ac.cn/handle/311026/10686
Collection中国科学院行为科学重点实验室
Corresponding AuthorLuo, J (reprint author), Capital Normal Univ, Key Lab Study & Cognit Beijing, Dept Psychol, Beijing 100048, Peoples R China.
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Psychol, Key Lab Behav Sci, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
2.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Psychol, State Key Lab Brain & Cognit Sci, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
3.Chinese Acad Sci, Grad Univ, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China
4.Tianjin Normal Univ, Acad Psychol & Behav, Tianjin 300387, Peoples R China
5.Capital Normal Univ, Key Lab Study & Cognit Beijing, Dept Psychol, Beijing 100048, Peoples R China
6.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Psychol, Key Lab Mental Hlth, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
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Li Qi,Qi Yue,Liu XianYun,et al. Can the memory of an object be enhanced by imagining its loss?[J]. CHINESE SCIENCE BULLETIN,2013,58(15):1767-1774.
APA Li Qi,Qi Yue,Liu XianYun,Luo Jing,&Luo, J .(2013).Can the memory of an object be enhanced by imagining its loss?.CHINESE SCIENCE BULLETIN,58(15),1767-1774.
MLA Li Qi,et al."Can the memory of an object be enhanced by imagining its loss?".CHINESE SCIENCE BULLETIN 58.15(2013):1767-1774.
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