Altruistic People Show No Self-Reference Effect in Memory

@article{Nakao2012AltruisticPS,
  title={Altruistic People Show No Self-Reference Effect in Memory},
  author={Takashi Nakao and Satoko Tokunaga and Masahiro Takamura and Hitomi Nashiwa and Shunsuke Hayashi and Makoto Miyatani},
  journal={The Journal of General Psychology},
  year={2012},
  volume={139},
  pages={29 - 41}
}
ABSTRACT The self-reference effect (SRE), by which encoding of information is done in a self-referential manner (e.g., “Does the word describe you?”), enhances subsequent memory performance. It is thought to reflect that self-reference is a highly practiced task in everyday life. Accordingly, it is expected that the types of tasks that produce memory enhancement vary according to individual differences of past experiences. On the basis of neuroimaging studies, we hypothesized that social… 
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