Why am I remembering this now? Predicting the occurrence of involuntary (spontaneous) episodic memories.

@article{Berntsen2013WhyAI,
  title={Why am I remembering this now? Predicting the occurrence of involuntary (spontaneous) episodic memories.},
  author={Dorthe Berntsen and S\oren Risl\ov Staugaard and Louise Maria Torp S\orensen},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. General},
  year={2013},
  volume={142 2},
  pages={426-44}
}
Involuntary episodic memories are memories of events that come to mind spontaneously, that is, with no preceding retrieval attempts. They are common in daily life and observed in a range of clinical disorders in the form of negative, intrusive recollections or flashbacks. However, little is known about their underlying mechanisms. Here we report a series of experiments in which-for the first time-the activation of involuntary memories is controlled and predicted on the basis of manipulations… CONTINUE READING