Navigation Links
Men more likely to have an accurate memory of unpleasant experiences
Date:1/31/2012

This release is available in French.

A woman's memory of an experience is less likely to be accurate than a man's if it was unpleasant and emotionally provocative, according to research undertaken by University of Montreal researchers at Louis-H Lafontaine Hospital. "Very few studies have looked at how 'valence' and 'arousal' affect memories independently of each other, that is to say, how attractive or repulsive we find an experience and how emotionally provocative it is," said corresponding author Dr. Marc Lavoie, of the university's Department of Psychiatry and the hospital's Fernand-Seguin Research Center. "Our test relied on photos we found firstly that highly arousing pictures blur women's capacity to determine whether they've seen it before, and secondly that women have a clearer memory of attractive experiences than men. Arousal has an enhancing effect on the memory of men however, as does 'low valence' or unpleasantness."

Participants were shown a variety of images on a computer screen that fell into four categories: "low-valence and low-arousal" such as scenes of babies crying, "low-valence and high-arousal," for example, war photos, "high-valence and low-arousal," which included pictures of kittens, and finally, erotic photos for the "high-valence and high-arousal" group. They were then shown a second round of photos that included the same images as the first round and some new ones. The participants had to push buttons to indicate whether they had already seen it or if it was new, and the speed and accuracy with which they responded enabled the researchers to gauge which factors had the most influence. They were also connected to EEG, a system for measuring the brain's neuron activity, which enabled the researchers to see how their brain was working as they completed the task.

"Interestingly, the scans revealed more activity in
'/>"/>

Contact: William Raillant-Clark
w.raillant-clark@umontreal.ca
514-343-7593
University of Montreal
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Women More Likely to Fail Treatment for Atrial Fibrillation
2. News brief: Benefit of HPV Vaccination, Frequent Screening for Women over 41 is Likely to be Low
3. Chemical tags likely to affect metabolism, cancer development
4. Happy People More Likely to Try Something New
5. Diabetics Twice as Likely to Have Hearing Loss; Florida HearUSA Centers to Offer Free Hearing Screening and Diabetes Video in March
6. Diabetics Twice as Likely to Have Hearing Loss; Massachusetts HearUSA Centers to Offer Free Hearing Screening and Diabetes Video in March
7. Midlife crisis: Unmarried older women twice as likely to lack health insurance, study shows
8. Virus Unlikely to Cause Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
9. Blacks less likely to know they have heart condition or to use treatment for it, says Mayo Clinic
10. SDI Reports: Nearly a Third Of Physicians Use Handheld and Smartphone Devices to Access Medical Information - Physicians Most Likely to be Using Apple iPhone
11. Chocolate May Make Some Strokes Less Likely
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/4/2015)... ... August 04, 2015 , ... ... whose cancer has come back: Retreatment may be a viable option. Surviving Mesothelioma ... it now. , According to surgeons at the University of New South ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... ... August 04, 2015 , ... ... and other long-term care facilities, today announced details of the Advanced level of ... and centers. , Providigm’s QAPI Accreditation program , introduced in 2013, is ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... ... August 04, 2015 , ... ... finds the North America IT reseller channel will grow at least 6 percent ... of their 2014 pace and greater than their OEM/vendor partners. , The ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... ... August 04, 2015 , ... Driving skills may decline ... driving, says the August 2015 Harvard Health Letter. , "Age and health conditions ... an individual assessment of skills," says Lissa Kapust, a social worker at Harvard-affiliated ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... ... August 04, 2015 , ... Updated enrollment data on the top U.S. health ... be accessed at http://www.AISHealth.com . The data is free to all registered users ... tables and charts on the website’s “Data” section include:, , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:New Research Reveals Some Patients Experience Extended Mesothelioma Survival with Repeat Treatment, According to Surviving Mesothelioma 2Health News:Nursing Homes Achieving New Advanced Accreditation See Improved Measures of Quality, Better Occupancy Rates 2Health News:Nursing Homes Achieving New Advanced Accreditation See Improved Measures of Quality, Better Occupancy Rates 3Health News:The 2112 Group Forecasts North America IT Channel to Grow At Least 6% in 2015 2Health News:The 2112 Group Forecasts North America IT Channel to Grow At Least 6% in 2015 3Health News:Assessment Can Help Older Drivers Keep Driving Safely, from the August 2015 Harvard Health Letter 2Health News:Atlantic Information Services Website Offers Up-to-Date U.S. Health Plan Enrollment Data 2
... in West Virginia to control obesity in children. The public schools ... a large scale. The game // involves a player moving his/her ... screen. Children aged between 10 years and 14 years will be ... ,West Virginia has turned to computer games to make school children ...
... Wall Street Journal studied about the effects of stress on the pregnant ... number of researches is being conducted on stress and people are in ... ,There is an increase in the number of pregnant women approaching ... ,Hence there is a need to include new ...
... out to be negative for the presence of Japanese ... the health minister Datuk Dr Chua Soi Lek. The ... ,The victim, Norhayati Awang is currently being ... Perempuan Zainab II. According to official reports, she is ...
... by Australian researchers could pave way for an improvement in ... of lung cancer with a high mortality rate. The promising ... definitive diagnosis of lung cancer. ,The study participants were ... rate for these patients was projected to be less than ...
... Food and Drug Administration (FDA) against the seafood processing ... // This will effectively stop the company from ... fish is reported to be contaminated, as a result ... ,The inspections conducted by the FDA in 2004 ...
... Madras Institute of Trauma, more familiarly known as MIOT ... system of a city in Germany, aimed at sharing ... ,MIOT signed a memorandum of understanding ... Stuttgart's public healthcare system is entering into such a ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:New Treatment Offers Hope For Lung Cancer Patients 2
(Date:8/4/2015)...  The Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse (PLSG), the region,s ... one of its portfolio companies, Medrobotics Corporation, has received ... Robotic System in the U.S.  "I ... said John W. Manzetti , president and CEO ... since spinning out of The Robotics Institute at Carnegie ...
(Date:8/4/2015)...  MEI Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: MEIP ), an oncology ... cancer, announced today that Daniel P. Gold , Ph.D., ... Wedbush PacGrow Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at ... in New York . A live webcast ... A replay will be available approximately one hour after the ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... , Aug. 4, 2015  Armada ... of Massachusetts Medical School,s Clinical Pharmacy Services ... regarding clinical protocols and therapy interventions within ... Specialty medication therapy management is ... to ensure optimal patient outcomes are achieved ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse Portfolio Client Medrobotics Receives FDA Market Clearance 2Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse Portfolio Client Medrobotics Receives FDA Market Clearance 3MEI Pharma to Present at Wedbush PacGrow Healthcare Conference 2Armada Health Care collaborates with University of Massachusetts Medical School for ArmadaOne Specialty Pharmacy Platform 2Armada Health Care collaborates with University of Massachusetts Medical School for ArmadaOne Specialty Pharmacy Platform 3
... LAKE FOREST, Ill., May 24, 2012   Hospira, ... leading provider of injectable drugs and infusion technologies, ... of I.V. clinical integration of infusion pumps and ... Technology Management Week, which recognizes the important work ...
... England and MILAN, May 24, 2012 Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: ... Italy-based subsidiaries have launched Ibandronic Acid Film Coated Tablets POM, ... ® Tablets, a treatment for osteoporosis(1). ... generic for Mylan,s businesses in the UK and Italy. We ...
Cached Medicine Technology:I.V. Clinical Integration Helps Deliver Safety, Efficiency And Financial Benefits; Hospira Shares Snapshot Of Results, Process 2I.V. Clinical Integration Helps Deliver Safety, Efficiency And Financial Benefits; Hospira Shares Snapshot Of Results, Process 3Mylan Launches Generic Version of Bonviva® Film Coated Tablets in the UK and Italy 2
... The Ray TFC Unite Device is the ... The Ray TFC Unite device features the same ... contact offered by fenestrations is paramount in the ... the Ray TFC Unite system promotes load sharing ...
... The INTER FIX and ... Devices are designed to maximize ... of the implant. Both the ... RP Threaded Fusion devices combine ...
... Confirmatory (Western Blot): The Genetic Systems HIV-1 ... for the detection of antibodies to HIV-1. The ... of HIV-1 grown in the CEM cell line. ... devoid of HLA Class ll antigens, helps reduce ...
Prognosis / Patient Management. HIV-1 Viral Load Assay. NucliSens HIV-1 QT covers the entire dynamic range of viral load testing from a single patient sample, without reflex testing or thermalcycli...
Medicine Products: