Study: Emotions linked to learning and memory

Shlomo Wagner at the University of Haifa has published a paper linking emotions to the processes of learning and memory.   For the first time, electrical activity that takes place in the brain during the formation of social memory was identified.

Wagner believes that “different emotions cause the brain to work differently and on distinct frequencies.”  He found a connection between the feeling of excitement, rhythmical activity in specific brain areas, and the cognitive process of memory formation.

While only studied in animals, if human trial results are consistent, this could impact the treatment of age-related memory and ADHD learning issues.