Elizabeth A Kensinger

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Affiliation: Boston College
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint How negative emotion enhances the visual specificity of a memory
    Elizabeth A Kensinger
    Boston College, USA
    J Cogn Neurosci 19:1872-87. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint When the Red Sox shocked the Yankees: comparing negative and positive memories
    Elizabeth A Kensinger
    McGuinn Hall, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA
    Psychon Bull Rev 13:757-63. 2006
  3. doi request reprint The effects of emotional content on reality-monitoring performance in young and older adults
    Elizabeth A Kensinger
    Boston College, Department of Psychology, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA
    Psychol Aging 22:752-64. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Effects of emotion on memory specificity in young and older adults
    Elizabeth A Kensinger
    McGuinn Hall, Room 510, 140 Commonwealth Ave, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 62:P208-15. 2007
  5. doi request reprint Effects of aging and encoding instructions on emotion-induced memory trade-offs
    Elizabeth A Kensinger
    Department of Psychology, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA
    Psychol Aging 22:781-95. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Age differences in memory for arousing and nonarousing emotional words
    Elizabeth A Kensinger
    Department of Psychology, Boston College, Massachusetts, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 63:P13-8. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Processing emotional pictures and words: effects of valence and arousal
    Elizabeth A Kensinger
    Department of Psychology, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA
    Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci 6:110-26. 2006
  8. pmc Amygdala activity at encoding corresponds with memory vividness and with memory for select episodic details
    Elizabeth A Kensinger
    Department of Psychology, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA
    Neuropsychologia 49:663-73. 2011
  9. ncbi request reprint Neural processes supporting young and older adults' emotional memories
    Elizabeth A Kensinger
    Department of Psychology, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA
    J Cogn Neurosci 20:1161-73. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Remembering the specific visual details of presented objects: neuroimaging evidence for effects of emotion
    Elizabeth A Kensinger
    Department of Psychology, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, USA
    Neuropsychologia 45:2951-62. 2007

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Publications73

  1. ncbi request reprint How negative emotion enhances the visual specificity of a memory
    Elizabeth A Kensinger
    Boston College, USA
    J Cogn Neurosci 19:1872-87. 2007
    ..These data provide strong evidence that engagement of some amygdalar regions can correspond with enhanced memory for certain types of details, but does not ensure successful encoding of all contextual details...
  2. ncbi request reprint When the Red Sox shocked the Yankees: comparing negative and positive memories
    Elizabeth A Kensinger
    McGuinn Hall, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA
    Psychon Bull Rev 13:757-63. 2006
    ..Moreover, it appears that, in comparison with negative valence, positive valence sometimes can be associated with decreased memory consistency and increased memory overconfidence...
  3. doi request reprint The effects of emotional content on reality-monitoring performance in young and older adults
    Elizabeth A Kensinger
    Boston College, Department of Psychology, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA
    Psychol Aging 22:752-64. 2007
    ..e., an enhanced ability to remember that a positive item was studied), they do not always show enhanced memory for source-specifying details of a positive item's presentation...
  4. ncbi request reprint Effects of emotion on memory specificity in young and older adults
    Elizabeth A Kensinger
    McGuinn Hall, Room 510, 140 Commonwealth Ave, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 62:P208-15. 2007
    ..Negative (not positive) content enhanced the visual specificity of memory in both ages, but positive content conferred a general memory advantage only for older adults...
  5. doi request reprint Effects of aging and encoding instructions on emotion-induced memory trade-offs
    Elizabeth A Kensinger
    Department of Psychology, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA
    Psychol Aging 22:781-95. 2007
    ..These results suggest that aging impairs the ability to flexibly disengage attention from the negative arousing elements of scenes, preventing the successful encoding of nonemotional aspects of the environment...
  6. ncbi request reprint Age differences in memory for arousing and nonarousing emotional words
    Elizabeth A Kensinger
    Department of Psychology, Boston College, Massachusetts, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 63:P13-8. 2008
    ..These findings suggest that aging preserves responses to arousing information while altering the processing of nonarousing information...
  7. ncbi request reprint Processing emotional pictures and words: effects of valence and arousal
    Elizabeth A Kensinger
    Department of Psychology, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA
    Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci 6:110-26. 2006
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  8. pmc Amygdala activity at encoding corresponds with memory vividness and with memory for select episodic details
    Elizabeth A Kensinger
    Department of Psychology, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA
    Neuropsychologia 49:663-73. 2011
    ..The types of episodic details tied to amygdala engagement may be those that are most important for creating a subjectively vivid memory...
  9. ncbi request reprint Neural processes supporting young and older adults' emotional memories
    Elizabeth A Kensinger
    Department of Psychology, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA
    J Cogn Neurosci 20:1161-73. 2008
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  10. ncbi request reprint Remembering the specific visual details of presented objects: neuroimaging evidence for effects of emotion
    Elizabeth A Kensinger
    Department of Psychology, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, USA
    Neuropsychologia 45:2951-62. 2007
    ..Rather, limbic engagement appears to relate specifically to the successful recognition of information...
  11. ncbi request reprint Amygdala activity is associated with the successful encoding of item, but not source, information for positive and negative stimuli
    Elizabeth A Kensinger
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    J Neurosci 26:2564-70. 2006
    ..e., activity in the hippocampus proper leading to later memory for context, and activity in the entorhinal cortex leading to later memory for an item but not its context) also hold for emotional information...
  12. ncbi request reprint Emotional valence influences the neural correlates associated with remembering and knowing
    Katherine R Mickley
    Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 02467, USA
    Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci 8:143-52. 2008
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  13. pmc Functional neuroimaging of self-referential encoding with age
    Angela H Gutchess
    Department of Psychology, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    Neuropsychologia 48:211-9. 2010
    ..We suggest that older adults may encode information about the self in a more normative manner, whereas young adults focus on encoding the unique aspects of the self and distinguishing the self from others...
  14. doi request reprint Aging minds and twisting attitudes: an fMRI investigation of age differences in inhibiting prejudice
    Anne C Krendl
    Department of Psychology, Tufts University, Medford, MA 02155, USA
    Psychol Aging 24:530-41. 2009
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  15. pmc How emotion leads to selective memory: neuroimaging evidence
    Jill D Waring
    Department of Psychology, Boston College, McGuinn Hall 300, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, United States
    Neuropsychologia 49:1831-42. 2011
    ..These results suggest that there is a common network of regions associated with the emotional memory trade-off effect, but that valence and arousal also independently affect the neural activity underlying the effect...
  16. pmc Effects of aging on neural connectivity underlying selective memory for emotional scenes
    Jill D Waring
    Department of Psychology, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, USA
    Neurobiol Aging 34:451-67. 2013
    ..Older adults may require more frontal connectivity to encode all elements of a scene rather than just encoding the emotional item...
  17. doi request reprint Sleep leads to changes in the emotional memory trace: evidence from FMRI
    Jessica D Payne
    Department of Psychology, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556, USA
    J Cogn Neurosci 23:1285-97. 2011
    ..Although circadian effects may have contributed to these findings, our data strongly suggest that a night of sleep is sufficient to evoke qualitative changes in the emotional memory retrieval network...
  18. ncbi request reprint Emotional content and reality-monitoring ability: fMRI evidence for the influences of encoding processes
    Elizabeth A Kensinger
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, 33 Kirkland Street, Room 884, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Neuropsychologia 43:1429-43. 2005
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  19. ncbi request reprint Reality monitoring and memory distortion: effects of negative, arousing content
    Elizabeth A Kensinger
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    Mem Cognit 34:251-60. 2006
    ..Thus, negative arousal can enhance not only the subjective vividness of a memory, but also a memory's accuracy...
  20. ncbi request reprint Age-related differences in medial prefrontal activation in response to emotional images
    Christina M Leclerc
    Department of Psychology, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 02467, USA
    Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci 8:153-64. 2008
    ..Therefore, the present results suggest that age-related changes in these processes implemented by the VMPFC contribute to older adults' "positivity effect."..
  21. ncbi request reprint Age-related changes in associative memory for emotional and nonemotional integrative representations
    Brendan D Murray
    Department of Psychology, Boston College
    Psychol Aging 28:969-83. 2013
    ..We discuss possible age-related differences in the processes used to create emotional and nonemotional integrations...
  22. pmc The neural correlates of specific versus general autobiographical memory construction and elaboration
    Alisha C Holland
    Department of Psychology, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA
    Neuropsychologia 49:3164-77. 2011
    ..These neural differences between specific and general AM construction and elaboration were largely unrelated to reported differences in the level of detail recalled about each type of event...
  23. pmc Effects of emotion and age on performance during a think/no-think memory task
    Brendan D Murray
    Department of Psychology, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA
    Psychol Aging 26:940-55. 2011
    ..These data suggest that the cognitive functioning necessary to suppress information from memory is present in older adulthood, and that both emotional and neutral information can be successfully suppressed from memory...
  24. pmc Self-involvement modulates the effective connectivity of the autobiographical memory network
    Keely A Muscatell
    Department of Psychology, Boston College, Boston, MA 02467, USA
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 5:68-76. 2010
    ..This result is discussed in terms of two memory systems (one that is hippocampal-based and one that is amygdala-hippocampal-based) that may be involved to varying degrees depending upon the characteristics of a remembered event...
  25. doi request reprint Effects of emotional valence and arousal upon memory trade-offs with aging
    Jill D Waring
    Department of Psychology, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA
    Psychol Aging 24:412-22. 2009
    ..These results emphasize that attention and consolidation stage processes interact to shape how emotional memory is constructed in young and older adults...
  26. ncbi request reprint Retrieving accurate and distorted memories: neuroimaging evidence for effects of emotion
    Elizabeth A Kensinger
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, USA
    Neuroimage 27:167-77. 2005
    ..To our knowledge, this study is the first to demonstrate a link between limbic engagement at retrieval and accurate memory attribution...
  27. doi request reprint Neural processing of emotional pictures and words: a comparison of young and older adults
    Christina M Leclerc
    Department of Psychology, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 13126, USA
    Dev Neuropsychol 36:519-38. 2011
    ..Older adults showed a positivity effect in memory for words, but not for pictures, suggesting that their positivity effect may stem from age-related changes in medial PFC engagement during encoding...
  28. pmc The effect of cognitive reappraisal on the emotional memory trade-off
    Allie Steinberger
    Department of Psychology, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA
    Cogn Emot 25:1237-45. 2011
    ..These results suggest that the cognitive process of reappraising the scenes is sufficient to reduce the trade-off effect, even when such processing leads to an intensified affective response...
  29. doi request reprint Aging, self-referencing, and medial prefrontal cortex
    Angela H Gutchess
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Soc Neurosci 2:117-33. 2007
    ..Elderly (but not young) showed increased activity in the dorsal prefrontal cortex for positive relative to negative items, which could reflect an increase in controlled processing of positive information for elderly adults...
  30. doi request reprint Age-related valence-based reversal in recruitment of medial prefrontal cortex on a visual search task
    Christina M Leclerc
    Department of Psychology, Boston College, McGuinn Hall, Room 512, 140 Commonwealth Ave, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA
    Soc Neurosci 5:560-76. 2010
    ..These results suggest that age-related valence reversals in neural activity can exist even on tasks that require only relatively automatic processing of emotional information...
  31. doi request reprint Effects of age on detection of emotional information
    Christina M Leclerc
    Department of Psychology, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA
    Psychol Aging 23:209-15. 2008
    ..Together, these findings suggest that older adults do not display valence-based effects on affective processing at relatively automatic stages...
  32. pmc The neural correlates of conceptual and perceptual false recognition
    Rachel J Garoff-Eaton
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    Learn Mem 14:684-92. 2007
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  33. doi request reprint The emotion-induced memory trade-off: more than an effect of overt attention?
    Katherine R Mickley Steinmetz
    Department of Psychology, Wofford College, 429 North Church Street, Spartanburg, South Carolina 29303, USA
    Mem Cognit 41:69-81. 2013
    ..These results indicate that the allocation of overt visual attention during encoding is not sufficient to predict the occurrence of selective item memory for emotional items...
  34. pmc The neural correlates of cognitive reappraisal during emotional autobiographical memory recall
    Alisha C Holland
    Department of Psychology, New York University, New York, NY 10003, USA
    J Cogn Neurosci 25:87-108. 2013
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  35. doi request reprint The effect of valence on young and older adults' attention in a rapid serial visual presentation task
    Katherine R Mickley Steinmetz
    Department of Psychology, Boston College, McGuinn Hall, 140 Commonwealth Ave, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA
    Psychol Aging 25:239-45. 2010
    ..Despite evidence that older adults can sometimes show a "positivity effect" in memory, we found no evidence of increased attention toward positive words for older adults...
  36. pmc Phenomenological characteristics of emotional memories in younger and older adults
    Katherine R Mickley
    Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA
    Memory 17:528-43. 2009
    ..These findings suggest that valence most readily affects the qualities of young and older adults' emotional memories when those memories are low in arousal...
  37. ncbi request reprint Neural processes underlying memory attribution on a reality-monitoring task
    Elizabeth A Kensinger
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Cereb Cortex 16:1126-33. 2006
    ..g. perceptual detail, information about cognitive operations) to determine whether an item was imagined or perceived...
  38. ncbi request reprint Ageing and the self-reference effect in memory
    Angela H Gutchess
    Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital, MA, USA
    Memory 15:822-37. 2007
    ..Self-referencing improves older adults' memory, but its benefits are circumscribed despite the social and personally relevant nature of the task...
  39. ncbi request reprint The effects of emotion and encoding strategy on associative memory
    Brendan D Murray
    Boston College, McGuinn Hall Rm 301, 140 Commonwealth Ave Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 02467, USA
    Mem Cognit 40:1056-69. 2012
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  40. pmc Context is routinely encoded during emotion perception
    Lisa Feldman Barrett
    Department of Psychology, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA
    Psychol Sci 21:595-9. 2010
    ..Our findings are consistent with an emerging literature showing that facial muscle actions (i.e., structural features of the face), when viewed in isolation, might be insufficient for perceiving emotion...
  41. pmc When side matters: hemispheric processing and the visual specificity of emotional memories
    Elizabeth A Kensinger
    Department of Psychology, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA
    J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn 35:247-53. 2009
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  42. pmc The effect of arousal on the emotional memory network depends on valence
    Katherine R Mickley Steinmetz
    Department of Psychology, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA
    Neuroimage 53:318-24. 2010
    ..These findings emphasize that the effect of arousal on the connectivity within the emotional memory network depends on item valence...
  43. ncbi request reprint Prefrontal activity and diagnostic monitoring of memory retrieval: FMRI of the criterial recollection task
    David A Gallo
    Department of Psychology, University of Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    J Cogn Neurosci 18:135-48. 2006
    ..These findings indicate that reducing false recognition via the distinctiveness heuristic is not heavily dependent on frontally mediated postretrieval monitoring processes...
  44. pmc How does the brain regulate negative bias to stigma?
    Anne C Krendl
    Department of Psychology, Tufts University, 490 Boston Avenue, Tufts University Medford, MA 02155, USA
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 7:715-26. 2012
    ..These findings suggest that regulating negative affect toward stigmatized targets may occur relatively more quickly than regulating negative affect toward non-stigmatized targets...
  45. pmc The effects of valence and arousal on the neural activity leading to subsequent memory
    Katherine R Mickley Steinmetz
    Department of Psychology, Boston College, 140 Commonwealth Ave, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA
    Psychophysiology 46:1190-9. 2009
    ..These results suggest that the types of encoding processes relating to memory (e.g., sensory vs. elaborative processing) can differ based on the affective qualities of emotional information...
  46. ncbi request reprint Remembering emotional experiences: the contribution of valence and arousal
    Elizabeth A Kensinger
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Athinoula A Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Cambridge, MA, USA
    Rev Neurosci 15:241-51. 2004
    ..The amygdala likely plays a specific role in modulating memory for arousing experiences, whereas non-amygdalar networks may be instrumental in enhancing memory for non-arousing positive or negative events...
  47. doi request reprint Sleep preferentially enhances memory for emotional components of scenes
    Jessica D Payne
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Psychol Sci 19:781-8. 2008
    ..Memory for a negative scene develops differentially across time delays containing sleep and wake, with sleep selectively consolidating those aspects of memory that are of greatest value to the organism...
  48. doi request reprint Oversimplification in the study of emotional memory
    Kelly A Bennion
    Department of Psychology, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
    J Int Neuropsychol Soc 19:953-61. 2013
    ..For each of these hypotheses, we summarize the evidence consistent with it, present counter-evidence suggesting boundary conditions for the effect, and discuss the implications for future research...
  49. pmc Emotion's influence on memory for spatial and temporal context
    Katherine Schmidt
    Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA
    Cogn Emot 25:229-43. 2011
    ..These data suggest that emotion does not just bias participants to believe they have a vivid memory; rather, the arousal elicited by an event can benefit memory for some types of contextual details...
  50. doi request reprint How emotion affects older adults' memories for event details
    Elizabeth A Kensinger
    Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, USA
    Memory 17:208-19. 2009
    ..It may be that memory for affective context, or for emotional events, relies on cognitive and neural processes that are relatively preserved in older adults...
  51. doi request reprint The effect of regulation goals on emotional event-specific knowledge
    Alisha C Holland
    Department of Psychology, Boston College, 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA
    Memory 18:504-21. 2010
    ..Using a false memory list-learning paradigm, Experiment 2 ruled out an alternative interpretation of the findings and confirmed that individuals can bias their memory in accord with regulation goals...
  52. pmc Emotion and autobiographical memory
    Alisha C Holland
    Boston College, Department of Psychology, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA
    Phys Life Rev 7:88-131. 2010
    ..g., on emotion regulation) might inform future investigations of the interplay between the emotions experienced at the time of retrieval and the memories recalled, and we present ideas for future research in this domain...
  53. ncbi request reprint Evidence for semantic learning in profound amnesia: an investigation with patient H.M
    Gail O'Kane
    Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
    Hippocampus 14:417-25. 2004
    ..quot; Although H.M.'s semantic learning was clearly impaired, the results provide robust, unambiguous evidence that some new semantic learning can be supported by structures beyond the hippocampus proper...
  54. pmc The effect of emotional arousal and retention delay on subsequent-memory effects
    Katherine R Mickley Steinmetz
    a Department of Psychology, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, USA
    Cogn Neurosci 3:150-9. 2012
    ..These results suggest that the processes engaged at the moment of encoding have a longer-lasting relation to subsequent memory for emotionally arousing information than for neutral information. ..
  55. ncbi request reprint Questioning the living/nonliving dichotomy: evidence from a patient with an unusual semantic dissociation
    Simona Siri
    Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and the Clinical Research Center CRC, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT, MA, USA
    Neuropsychology 17:630-45. 2003
    ..J.P.'s unusual deficit supports the hypothesis that semantic knowledge is organized in the brain on the basis of object properties, which can cut across the living-nonliving categorical distinction...
  56. doi request reprint Emotional content enhances true but not false memory for categorized stimuli
    Hae Yoon Choi
    Department of Psychology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794 2500, USA
    Mem Cognit 41:403-15. 2013
    ..Together, these findings suggest that when emotional and neutral stimuli are equivalently high in thematic relatedness, emotion continues to improve true memory, but it does not override other types of grouping to increase false memory...
  57. ncbi request reprint The route to an integrative associative memory is influenced by emotion
    Brendan D Murray
    Department of Psychology, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 9:e82372. 2014
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  58. pmc A review of the neural and behavioral consequences for unitizing emotional and neutral information
    Brendan D Murray
    Department of Psychology, Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA, USA
    Front Behav Neurosci 7:42. 2013
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  59. pmc Sleep promotes lasting changes in selective memory for emotional scenes
    Jessica D Payne
    Department of Psychology, University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, IN, USA
    Front Integr Neurosci 6:108. 2012
    ..These results suggest that the sleeping brain preserves in long-term memory only what is emotionally salient and perhaps most adaptive to remember...
  60. pmc The effects of trauma exposure and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on the emotion-induced memory trade-off
    Katherine R Mickley Steinmetz
    Department of Psychology, Boston College, Chestnut Hill MA, USA
    Front Integr Neurosci 6:34. 2012
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  61. ncbi request reprint Role of the anterior temporal lobe in repetition and semantic priming: evidence from a patient with a category-specific deficit
    Elizabeth A Kensinger
    Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Clinical Research Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, NE20 392, 77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    Neuropsychologia 41:71-84. 2003
    ..This result suggests that category-specific deficits resulting from damage to the anterior temporal lobes may disrupt the automatic, rapid access of semantic information of some items...
  62. ncbi request reprint False recognition of emotional word lists in aging and Alzheimer disease
    Andrew E Budson
    Geriatric Research Education Clinical Center, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Cogn Behav Neurol 19:71-8. 2006
    ..To examine 3 different aspects of the emotional memory effect in aging and Alzheimer disease (AD): item-specific recollection, gist memory, and recognition response bias...
  63. ncbi request reprint What neural correlates underlie successful encoding and retrieval? A functional magnetic resonance imaging study using a divided attention paradigm
    Elizabeth A Kensinger
    Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, USA
    J Neurosci 23:2407-15. 2003
    ..These findings may reflect left-sided specialization for recollective memories and right-sided specialization for familiarity-based traces...
  64. ncbi request reprint Effects of normal aging and Alzheimer's disease on emotional memory
    Elizabeth A Kensinger
    Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Clinical Research Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge 02139, USA
    Emotion 2:118-34. 2002
    ..Older adults and AD patients showed no benefit from emotional context, whereas young adults remembered more items embedded in an emotional versus neutral context...
  65. pmc Two routes to emotional memory: distinct neural processes for valence and arousal
    Elizabeth A Kensinger
    Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101:3310-5. 2004
    ..Enhancement for arousing words occurred automatically, even when encoding resources were diverted to the secondary task...
  66. ncbi request reprint Effects of Alzheimer disease on memory for verbal emotional information
    Elizabeth A Kensinger
    Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT Building NE20 392, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Neuropsychologia 42:791-800. 2004
    ..Unlike the control groups, however, memory in AD patients did not benefit from the emotional narratives. We conclude that AD disrupts memory enhancement for at least some types of verbal emotional information...
  67. ncbi request reprint Memory enhancement for emotional words: are emotional words more vividly remembered than neutral words?
    Elizabeth A Kensinger
    Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, USA
    Mem Cognit 31:1169-80. 2003
    ..The results support a qualitative, as well as a quantitative, memory benefit for emotional, as compared with neutral, words...
  68. ncbi request reprint The effects of emotional content and aging on false memories
    Elizabeth A Kensinger
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, USA
    Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci 4:1-9. 2004
    ..Both age groups appeared capable of using the distinctiveness of the emotional lures to reduce, although not to eliminate, false recall and recognition...
  69. ncbi request reprint Puzzling thoughts for H. M.: can new semantic information be anchored to old semantic memories?
    Brian G Skotko
    Department of Biological Anthropology and Anatomy, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
    Neuropsychology 18:756-69. 2004
    ..From the results, the authors concluded that H. M. can acquire new semantic knowledge, at least temporarily, when he can anchor it to mental representations established preoperatively...
  70. ncbi request reprint Memory for contextual details: effects of emotion and aging
    Elizabeth A Kensinger
    Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    Psychol Aging 20:241-50. 2005
    ..The older adults, in contrast, did not overcome the attentional bias: They continued to show reduced memory for the peripheral elements of the emotional compared with the neutral scenes, even with the intentional encoding instructions...
  71. ncbi request reprint Memories of an emotional and a nonemotional event: effects of aging and delay interval
    Elizabeth A Kensinger
    Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Exp Aging Res 32:23-45. 2006
    ..Further, the age discrepancy (young adults remembering more than older adults) was less pronounced for the shuttle than for the Super Bowl. Thus, older adults' memories appear to benefit from the emotional salience of real-life events...
  72. ncbi request reprint Semantic knowledge in patient H.M. and other patients with bilateral medial and lateral temporal lobe lesions
    Heike Schmolck
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, La Jolla 92093, USA
    Hippocampus 12:520-33. 2002
    ..Considering that H.M.'s lesion, both medially and laterally, is less extensive than the lesions in these other patients, it appears unlikely that his shortcomings in language production are related to his temporal lobe lesion...
  73. ncbi request reprint Working memory in mild Alzheimer's disease and early Parkinson's disease
    Elizabeth A Kensinger
    Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and the Clinical Research Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge 02139, USA
    Neuropsychology 17:230-9. 2003
    ..Early PD disrupted inhibitory processes, whereas mild AD did not. The WM deficits seen in patients with AD may be secondary to deficits in other cognitive capacities, including semantic memory...