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Neuro-cognitive correlation of memory effectiveness and emotional arousal

Alarabi, Khamis Faraj and Abdul Rahman, Abdul Wahab and Dzulkifli, Mariam Adawiah and Kamaruddin, Norhaslinda (2014) Neuro-cognitive correlation of memory effectiveness and emotional arousal. In: 27th International Conference on Computer Applications in Industry and Engineering, CAINE 2014, 13-15 October 2014, New Orleans; United States.

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Abstract

Studies have shown that memory effectiveness can be greatly influenced by emotional arousal. In this paper relationship between EEG-based emotional arousal and memory effectiveness were investigated. The focus of the research work assumed information encoding and information retrieval operations as memory effectiveness. Previous studies indicated a strong correlation between emotions and memory consolidation, while other studies reported crucial role of the amygdala in exerting emotional arousal influences. This role suggested seems to be greater during information encoding than retrieval. In this preliminary study four postgraduate students volunteered to participate in this memory test experiment, and their EEG brain wave signals were captured and recorded during training and testing. The results of processing their brain signals seem to indicate high level of emotional arousal, which may have strong correlation with memory consolidation. The results also support the notion that, the amygdala plays important role during information encoding rather than during information retrieval.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 6145/58477
Uncontrolled Keywords: Affective space model; Arousal EEG; Memory effectiveness
Subjects: Q Science > QP Physiology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology
Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology

Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology > Department of Computer Science
Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology > Department of Computer Science
Depositing User: Prof Abdul Wahab Abdul Rahman
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2017 20:07
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2017 20:07
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/58477

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