Subjective vs. documented reality: A case study of long-term real-life autobiographical memory

Avi Mendelsohn, Orit Furman, Inbal Navon, Yadin Dudai

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)142-146
Number of pages5
JournalLearning and Memory
Volume16
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
  • Cognitive Neuroscience

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