Different emotional memory consolidation in cancer survivors with and those without a history of intrusive recollection

Mitsue Nagamine, Yutaka Matsuoka, Etsuro Mori, Shigeru Imoto, Yoshiharu Kim, Yosuke Uchitomi

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Abstract

The study examined emotional memory consolidation among cancer survivors with and without a history of intrusive recollection (IR). Eleven cancer survivors with a history of IR (IR+), 20 cancer survivors without a history of IR (IR-), and 20 healthy women were tested for emotional memory. The participants viewed emotionally arousing slides, and one week later, they were asked to return to the laboratory and were given an unexpected memory test to examine their retention of emotional memory. Only the IR- group did not show any significant enhancement in emotional memory, compared to neutral memory. These findings are discussed in light of possible inhibitory mechanisms of emotional memory consolidation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)727-736
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Traumatic Stress
Volume20
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Oct

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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