Autobiographical remembering and hypermnesia: a comparison of older and younger adults.

@article{Bluck1999AutobiographicalRA,
  title={Autobiographical remembering and hypermnesia: a comparison of older and younger adults.},
  author={Susan Bluck and Linda J Levine and Tracy M. Laulhere},
  journal={Psychology and aging},
  year={1999},
  volume={14 4},
  pages={671-82}
}
This study examined age differences in autobiographical memory and extended findings concerning hypermnesia in laboratory tasks to a real world event, the announcement of the verdict in the O. J. Simpson murder trial. Older and younger adults repeatedly recalled the event in a single session. Interviews were coded for amount and type of accurate information and for errors. The age groups did not differ in ability to recall the gist of the event or in the number of errors made. Younger adults… CONTINUE READING