Deborah H Tan
My work centers on investigating the factors that affect memory and perception, such as emotion and retrieval. An interest of mine is examining how retrieval of a visual memory may enhance or impair the original visual memory that one had. I am also fascinated by how priming and antipriming can affect one’s perception of visual objects and how emotion interacts with those effects. I am also interested in examining the role of emotion in memory and comprehension for narrative texts. My question focuses on how emotional content within a short narrative text can impair memory and comprehension for neutral content within the same text.