Emotion Selectively Distorts Our Recollections: Scientific American

This explains how emotion and cognition interact with each other. Tunnel memory is an interesting notion. In general, all perceptions are distorted somewhat. 

So-called flashbulb memories actually fade considerably even though, paradoxically, they seem so vivid that we hold a misguided confidence in their fidelity.

Emotion produces a kind of tunnel memory, boosting recall of central objects but allowing people to forget surrounding details.

Putting a positive spin on a bad situation—a technique called cognitive reappraisal—can both enhance accuracy in emotional memories and diminish their negative overtones.

via Emotion Selectively Distorts Our Recollections: Scientific American.

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