Method-of-Loci as a Mnemonic Device to Facilitate Access to Self-Affirming Personal Memories for Individuals With Depression

@article{Dalgleish2013MethodofLociAA,
  title={Method-of-Loci as a Mnemonic Device to Facilitate Access to Self-Affirming Personal Memories for Individuals With Depression},
  author={Tim Dalgleish and Lauren B Navrady and Elinor Bird and Emma Hill and Barnaby D. Dunn and Ann-Marie Golden},
  journal={Clinical Psychological Science},
  year={2013},
  volume={1},
  pages={156 - 162}
}
Depression impairs the ability to retrieve positive, self-affirming autobiographical memories. To counteract this difficulty, we trained individuals with depression, either in episode or remission, to construct an accessible mental repository for a preselected set of positive, self-affirming memories using an ancient mnemonic technique—the method-of-loci (MoL). Participants in a comparison condition underwent a similar training protocol where they chunked the memories into meaningful sets and… Expand

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