Retrieval and phenomenology of autobiographical memories in blind individuals.

@article{Tekcan2015RetrievalAP,
  title={Retrieval and phenomenology of autobiographical memories in blind individuals.},
  author={Ali İ Tekcan and Engin Yılmaz and Burcu Kaya Kızıl{\"o}z and Dilay Z. Karad{\"o}ller and Merve Mutafoğlu and Aslı Aktan Erciyes},
  journal={Memory},
  year={2015},
  volume={23 3},
  pages={329-39}
}
Although visual imagery is argued to be an essential component of autobiographical memory, there have been surprisingly few studies on autobiographical memory processes in blind individuals, who have had no or limited visual input. The purpose of the present study was to investigate how blindness affects retrieval and phenomenology of autobiographical memories. We asked 48 congenital/early blind and 48 sighted participants to recall autobiographical memories in response to six cue words, and to… CONTINUE READING
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