Strong feelings forge strong memories

Bad experiences may enhance memory formation about places, according to scientists from the University of Queensland.

The Queensland Brain Institute has found that associating negative imagery with specific locations activates the paraphippocampal cortex, a part of the brain responsible for forming memory of places during navigation.

Researchers suggest that the findings may be used to boost memory functions by triggering the positive effects of emotional arousal, without the need for negative experiences.

Read more at The University of Queensland