Comparing recollective experience in true and false autobiographical memories.

@article{Heaps2001ComparingRE,
  title={Comparing recollective experience in true and false autobiographical memories.},
  author={Charles Heaps and Michael Nash},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Learning, memory, and cognition},
  year={2001},
  volume={27 4},
  pages={920-30}
}
This study investigated whether true autobiographical memories are qualitatively distinct from false autobiographical memories using a variation of the interview method originally reported by E. F. Loftus and J. Pickrell (1995). Participants recalled events provided by parents on 3 separate occasions and were asked to imagine true and false unremembered events. True memories were rated by both participants and observers as more rich in recollective experience and were rated by participants as… CONTINUE READING

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