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    Feeling low but learning faster: the long term effects of emotion on human cognition

    Moore, S.C. and Oaksford, Michael (1999) Feeling low but learning faster: the long term effects of emotion on human cognition. In: Hahn, M. and Stoness, S.C. (eds.) Proceedings of the 21st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. New Jersey, U.S.: The Cognitive Science Society, pp. 411-415. ISBN 08058358144.

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    Abstract

    This study examined the effects of emotion on the long-term acquisition of a procedural skill over a five-day period. Two tasks were employed: a word association task (WAT) and a visual discrimination task (VDT). Over the initial four days of the study participants went through a mood induction procedure (MIP) then subsequently completed both tasks. Both tasks showed a reduction in reaction time consistent with the power law of learning. No significant change in reaction time between day four and day five (one week later) was noted suggesting the change in reaction time was robust. These data further suggest that emotion modifies the rate at which the VDT is acquired.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: Series ISSN 1047-1316
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Science > Psychological Sciences
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2016 10:47
    Last Modified: 21 Sep 2016 10:47
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/16145

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