ERIC Number: ED123534
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Aug-31
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Contextual and Temporal Disorganization During Posthypnotic Amnesia.
Evans, Frederick J.; Kihlstrom, John F.
This paper discusses work on hypnotic amnesia as a paradigm of laboratory induced state-specific memory. Earlier research on sleep-specific learning and learning in varied states of consciousness is reviewed. Posthypnotic amnesia is viewed as an effective method of studying state-specific recall of episodic experiences. It is noted that highly hypnotizable subjects have little sequential recall and fail to use temporal sequencing cues, which seems to indicate that the locus of the amnesia is in the retrieval process. Work on hypnotic recall is related to the available findings about contextless recall, and directions for future research are suggested. (NG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
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