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Memory. 2004 May;12(3):288-300.

Memory conjunction errors for autobiographical events: more than just familiarity.

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Department of Psychology, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA. todegar@uark.edu

Abstract

Two diary studies investigated the prevalence of memory conjunction errors for real-life events. In both studies, participants completed detailed diary pages over the course of several weeks. Participants in both diary studies committed memory conjunction errors on a later recognition memory test. In the second diary study participants also made remember/know judgements. For a large proportion of their memory conjunction errors participants indicated that they "remembered" the event occurring in that context. These diary studies demonstrate that memory conjunction errors do occur for autobiographical memories, and these errors can seem compelling.

PMID:
15279433
DOI:
10.1080/09658210244000621
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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