The impact of song-specific age and affective qualities of popular songs on music-evoked autobiographical memories (MEAMs)

  title={The impact of song-specific age and affective qualities of popular songs on music-evoked autobiographical memories (MEAMs)},
  author={Friedrich Platz and Reinhard Kopiez and Johannes Hasselhorn and Anna Wolf},
  journal={Musicae Scientiae},
  pages={327 - 349}
Songs heard between the ages of 15 and 24 should be remembered better and have a stronger relationship to autobiographical memories when compared with music from other phases of life (“reminiscence bump effect”). Additionally, the proportion of music-evoked autobiographical memories (MEAMs) is at a maximum in these years of early adolescence and then declines up to the age of 60. In our study we tried both to replicate these important findings based on a German sample and to further investigate… 

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