Title

A Novel Study: Investigating the Structure of Narrative and Autobiographical Memories

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-1-2005

Department

Psychology

Abstract

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.

Publication Title

Memory

Volume

13

Issue

8

First Page

796

Last Page

814