Journal Clinical Psychiatry and Cognitive Psychology

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Research Article - Journal Clinical Psychiatry and Cognitive Psychology (2018) Volume 2, Issue 1

Experiential knowledge of positive and negative experiences on remembrance and neural response using neuro signature system.

Understanding the human mind has always been a very complex process and so does emotional impact on individual. Positive and negative interpretations of events create deep impacts on memory due to which a person remembers such events and may feel happy or sad. The experiences are created due to four aspects i.e. sensory interpretations, motor responses, proprioceptive response, and emotional arousal. However, individual remembers the negative events better as compared to positive events and responds more to the negative emotions as compared to positive emotions. This research paper explores the human brain and its neural response with reference to positive and negative experiences of an individual through the unique technique Neuro Signature System i.e. Brain Electrical Oscillations Signature profiling (BEOS) developed by Prof. C.R Mukundan. This technique tries to investigate the some of the major cognitive neural networks and various aspects of participation of a person in a particular event. The paper focuses on the impact of negative and positive experiences of an individual and its remembrance. For this study, total 20 participants were selected of age group between 20-25 years. Their remembrance of positive and negative events was tested by using the BEOS system. The results of the study concluded that though the negative experiences were remembered in greater elaboration, both types of experiences were equally remembered. The participants elicited Experiential Knowledge (EK) scores while remembering both their positive and negative life events, although it was difficult to give elaborated version of positive experiences but the number of EKs produced for event remembered was almost equal when positive and negative experiences were share by the participants.

Author(s): Priyanka Kacker

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