Survival of the selfish: Contrasting self-referential and survival-based encoding

  title={Survival of the selfish: Contrasting self-referential and survival-based encoding},
  author={Sheila J. Cunningham and Mirjam Brady-Van den Bos and Lucy Gill and David J. Turk},
  journal={Consciousness and Cognition},
Processing information in the context of personal survival scenarios elicits a memory advantage, relative to other rich encoding conditions such as self-referencing. However, previous research is unable to distinguish between the influence of survival and self-reference because personal survival is a self-referent encoding context. To resolve this issue, participants in the current study processed items in the context of their own survival and a familiar other person's survival, as well as in a… Expand

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