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  • When emotional memories intrude, focusing on context could help, study finds

    University of Illinois psychology professors Sanda Dolcos, left, and Florin Dolcos found that focusing on the contextual details of a triggered negative memory could help redirect focus to the task at hand.

    University of Illinois psychology professors Sanda Dolcos, left, and Florin Dolcos found that focusing on the contextual details of a triggered negative memory could help redirect focus to the task at hand.

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  • Editor’s notes: To reach Florin Dolcos, call 217-418-3992; email fdolcos@illinois.edu. To reach Sanda Dolcos, call 217-418-3995; email sdolcos@illinois.edu.

    The paper “Brain activity and network interactions in the impact of internal emotional distraction” is available online. DOI: 10.1093/cercor/bhy129