Individual differences and correlates of highly superior autobiographical memory

  title={Individual differences and correlates of highly superior autobiographical memory},
  author={Lawrence Patihis},
  pages={961 - 978}
Highly superior autobiographical memory (HSAM) is a recently identified ability that has been difficult to explain with existing memory science. The present study measured HSAM participants’ and age/gender-matched controls’ on a number of behavioural measures to test three main hypotheses: imaginative absorption, emotional arousal, and sleep. HSAM participants were significantly higher than controls on the dispositions absorption and fantasy proneness. These two dispositions also were… 
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