Stiff Upper Lips May Impair Memories

James Gross at Stanford University in California and Jane Richards at the University of Texas at Austin showed 57 volunteers a disturbing film about a surgical procedure, then asked them questions about their emotional state, how much effort they put into hiding their feelings, and their memory of events in the film.

They found people who made the most effort to keep their emotions in check had the worst recall for what they had seen.

Technorati tags: , ,

%d bloggers like this: