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Emotion and Working Memory

  • By: Joseph A. Mikels & Patricia A. Reuter-Lorenz
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

In daily life, emotions come and go—often influencing our thoughts, decisions, and actions. Understanding this influence is crucial for developing a comprehensive psychological science. Pivotal to this quest is understanding how emotions interact with working memory, the cognitive system that holds ...