Using Emotions to Improve Memorization


by : 
Isha R.


Emotional memory is consolidated and recalled much more efficiently than non-emotional memory, leading to clear and vivid recollections. However, different emotions release different chemical signals in the brain, leading to a difference in the efficiency of recalling the memory. Finding the emotion that help high school students remember information best can be further utilized in creating techniques for memorization which could ultimately aid those with memory disorders. My project aims to do this through an experiment which tests the emotions fear, happiness, and sadness and their affect on memory through memory tests.