We compare the emotionality of mental imagery and verbal thought using eye tracking and fMRI. While mental imagery appears to act as an emotional amplifier, verbal thought appears to act as an emotional silencer. Our findings will contribute to existing literature by examining this difference in emotionality on a physiological and neural level.

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Researchers: Hannah Bär, Deniz Kumral, Andreas Paetsch, Monika Schönauer, & Fritz Renner