A novel study: Investigating the structure of narrative and autobiographical memories
In two experiments we assessed the degree to which memory for events are similar or differ depending on whether they were narrative or autobiographical events. Consistent with previous research on autobiographical memory, memories for events captured the sequential order of events. However, in contrast to autobiographical memory research, ratings of importance did not appear to be related to retrieval speed. An analysis of causal connectivity of the recalled events was significantly related to retrieval speed. Issues of narrative comprehension and memory, autobiographical memory, and their overlap are discussed.
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Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, USA
Publication date: November 1, 2005