The Memory Fades, The Emotion Remains
Discover Magazine reports on a fascinating study of emotion and memory in Alzheimer patients. The research involved participants being showed happy and sad film clips followed by tests on memory and also on the subjects emotions immediately after watching the films. The study found that despite some participants having absolutely no memory of what happened in the film clips they reported feelings of happiness, or sadness afterwards often for up to half an hour or more. This is called a free floating emotion a ‘feeling without memory’ which is also experienced in patients with clinical depression. To take a further look at this study click on the link below.