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ERIC Number: EJ827486
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1072-0502
Subjective vs. Documented Reality: A Case Study of Long-Term Real-Life Autobiographical Memory
Mendelsohn, Avi; Furman, Orit; Navon, Inbal; Dudai, Yadin
Learning & Memory, v16 n2 p142-146 Feb 2009
A young woman was filmed during 2 d of her ordinary life. A few months and then again a few years later she was tested for the memory of her experiences in those days while undergoing fMRI scanning. As time passed, she came to accept more false details as true. After months, activity of a network considered to subserve autobiographical memory was correlated with memory confidence rather than with accuracy. After years, mainly regions of the temporal pole displayed this pattern. These results might reflect a slow process of increased reliance on schemata at the expense of accuracy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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