Recalling word’s taboo and nontaboo


  • Nabila Finka Maulidia
  • Alfarez Santosa
  • Bela Rizky Utami

Kata Kunci:

Taboo, Non Taboo, remember, recalling


Emotional and taboo words are more easily remembered than neutral ones.Words processed at a deep (semantic) level are better remembered than words processed at a shallow (purely visual) level, as is well known.A levels of processing paradigm was used to investigate how emotional and taboo words were remembered by depth of processing.It has not been determined whether this effect applies to emotive and taboo words previously.Two experiments demonstrated that neutral words outperform taboo and emotional words when it comes to deep processing.Even under conditions of shallow encoding, this is consistent with the idea that memories for taboo and emotional words are a function of the level of arousal they evoke.Even when taboo words were cued to be remembered after neutral and emotional words, recall was higher for taboo words.Cognitive neuroscience and brain imaging studies support the fact that taboo word recall performs better.



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