Phenomenal characteristics of guided imagery, natural imagery, and autobiographical memories.

@article{Arbuthnott2002PhenomenalCO,
  title={Phenomenal characteristics of guided imagery, natural imagery, and autobiographical memories.},
  author={Katherine D. Arbuthnott and Carla B Geelen and Kinda L K Kealy},
  journal={Memory & cognition},
  year={2002},
  volume={30 4},
  pages={
          519-28
        }
}
Research indicates that guided imagery experiences can be mistaken for actual experiences under some circumstances. One explanation for such effects is that memory representations of guided imagery and actual events contain similar phenomenal characteristics such as sensory and contextual details, making the source of the events less distinguishable. This study examined this prediction, comparing memory characteristic ratings for guided imagery experiences with those for memories of perceived… CONTINUE READING

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