Autobiographical memory for spatial location is unaffected by delay

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Autobiographical memory for spatial location is unaffected by delay

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dc.contributor.author Talarico, Jennifer M.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-09T13:17:09Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-09T13:17:09Z
dc.date.issued 2012-06
dc.identifier.citation Talarico, J. M. (2012) "Autobiographical memory for spatial location is unaffected by delay." Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition 1 (2): 104-109. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10385/990
dc.description.abstract To examine recall of personal spatial location during a previously experienced event, Lafayette College students located themselves in a version of their incoming class photograph that was all black with each individual figure identified in white. They then subsequently identified themselves in the original version of the photograph. The distance between the initial choice in the obscured version and the individual's correct location was recorded. Participants were remarkably and equally accurate in identifying their location irrespective of whether the event occurred 2, 6, 18, 30, 38, or 42 months earlier. Although non-spatial aspects of the cue and rehearsal did not influence accuracy, objective location in the photograph partially accounted for error rates. However, none of these factors was sufficient to explain the absence of delay effects. Unlike spatial memory, recall of temporal information showed a linear decrease in accuracy with delay, but with exceptionally accurate performance by senior-class students. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition en_US
dc.subject autobiographical memory en_US
dc.subject spatial cognition en_US
dc.title Autobiographical memory for spatial location is unaffected by delay en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.jarmac.2012.03.002

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