Does the thought of death contribute to the memory benefit of encoding with a survival scenario?

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Four studies tested whether the thought of death contributes to the survival processing advantage found in memory tests (i.e., the survival effect). In the first study, we replicated the "Dying To Remember" (DTR) effect identified by Burns and colleagues whereby activation of death thoughts led to better retention than an aversive control situation. In… (More)
DOI: 10.1080/09658211.2014.881881

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@article{Bugaiska2015DoesTT, title={Does the thought of death contribute to the memory benefit of encoding with a survival scenario?}, author={Aur{\'e}lia Bugaiska and Martial Mermillod and Patrick Bonin}, journal={Memory}, year={2015}, volume={23 2}, pages={213-32} }