A new paper of mine was published online in the journal Memory. This paper reports the findings from the first experiment of my dissertation, in which I investigated differences in autobiographical memories evoked by musical and visual cues.
Participants in the study heard musical clips and saw pictures of famous faces. After each clip or picture, participants described any memory that was triggered by the cue. The take-home finding is that memories evoked by music contained a greater proportion of information directly related to the memory, while memories evoked by pictures of famous faces contained a greater number of details related to semantic aspects of the cue.
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