Does feigning amnesia impair subsequent recall?

  title={Does feigning amnesia impair subsequent recall?},
  author={Xue Jun Sun and Paawan V Punjabi and Lucy T. Greenberg and John G. Seamon},
  journal={Memory & cognition},
  volume={37 1},
Defendants who are accused of serious crimes sometimes feign amnesia to evade criminal responsibility. Previous research has suggested that feigning amnesia might impair subsequent recall. In two experiments, participants read and heard a story about a central character, described as "you," who was responsible for the death of either a puppy (Experiment 1) or a friend (Experiment 2). On free and cued recall tests immediately after the story, participants who had feigned amnesia recalled less… CONTINUE READING

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