A naturalistic study of autobiographical memories evoked by olfactory and visual cues: testing the Proustian hypothesis.

@article{Herz2002ANS,
  title={A naturalistic study of autobiographical memories evoked by olfactory and visual cues: testing the Proustian hypothesis.},
  author={Rachel S. Herz and Jonathan W. Schooler},
  journal={The American journal of psychology},
  year={2002},
  volume={115 1},
  pages={21-32}
}
The emotional and evocative qualities of autobiographical memories evoked by odors and visual cues were compared using a new repeated-measures paradigm in which the sensory cue was presented after the memory had been retrieved by its verbal label. Memory cues were chosen to be able to elicit salient memories. Results revealed that memories recalled in the context of odors were significantly more emotional than those recalled in the context of the same cue presented visually and by the verbal… CONTINUE READING