Tulving described an effect of retrograde amnesia in a free-recall task of word lists, produced by inserting items having priority in recall. Other authors confirmed the amnesic effect without giving instructions for priority both in recall and in recognition tasks. The effect was explained by Tulving as a premature termination of encoding processes. The similarity between these experiments and the researches aimed at reproducing amnesia by emotional trauma led us to hypothesize that the two phenomena might be due to the same functional mechanisms. We have organized a free-recall task of word lists into which emotional items were inserted. Our aim was to verify whether with these experimental conditions Tulving's results would be reproduced. The obtained data show amnesic effects in free recall; nevertheless, they do not seem to confirm closely the experimental hypothesis. Lastly, changes in primacy and recency effects produced by emotional items are analyzed.
EXPERIMENTAL AMNESIA INDUCED BY EMOTIONAL ITEMS / R., Angelini; F., Capozzoli; P., Lepore; D., Grossi; Orsini, Arturo. - In: PERCEPTUAL AND MOTOR SKILLS. - ISSN 0031-5125. - 78(1994), pp. 19-28.
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|Titolo:||EXPERIMENTAL AMNESIA INDUCED BY EMOTIONAL ITEMS|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1994|
|Citazione:||EXPERIMENTAL AMNESIA INDUCED BY EMOTIONAL ITEMS / R., Angelini; F., Capozzoli; P., Lepore; D., Grossi; Orsini, Arturo. - In: PERCEPTUAL AND MOTOR SKILLS. - ISSN 0031-5125. - 78(1994), pp. 19-28.|
|Appartiene alla tipologia:||01a Articolo in rivista|