Memory Quirks explores the odd phenomena that challenge and upend our traditional understanding of human memory.
Theory in memory research was developed to explain basic processes such as encoding and retrieval, recognition and recall, and semantic and episodic memory. However, the peculiar memory phenomena that we all occasionally experience often contradict standard theories of memory processing. Featuring research from leading international academics, Memory Quirks examines such topics as déjà vu, insight and creativity in memory, memory for past meals, the presque vu phenomenon, tip-of-the-tongue states, unconscious plagiarism, and borrowed, stolen, and long-term implicit memory. It also explains why these phenomena are important to understanding the entire spectrum of human memory.
This fascinating book will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students, cognitive psychology and metamemory researchers, and those who wish to broaden their understanding of the complexities of memory.
Table of Contents
Quirks of Autobiographical Memory
Chapter 1: Autobiographical editing: Revising our Personal Past
Alan S. Brown, Lindy M. Fields, Katie Croft Cadero, Mike Chmielewski,
Deanna Denman & Elizabeth J. Marsh
Chapter 2: Quirks in Autobiographical Memory
Bogdan Kostic & Ari L. Cunningham
Chapter 3: Broadening the Autobiographical Record to Include Memories of Fiction
Elizabeth J. Marsh & Brenda W. Yang
Chapter 4: Eating the Memories
W. Robert Batsell, Jr.
Chapter 5: Blocked and Recovered Memories
Steven M. Smith & Zsolt Beda
Quirks of Our Knowledge and Awareness of Our Own Memories
Chapter 6: When More is Less: Cue Depreciation in Memory
Zehra F. Peynircioğlu
Chapter 7: The Charming Quirks of Implicit Memory
David B. Mitchell
Chapter 8: Negative Effects of Repetition and Testing
Neil W. Mulligan
Chapter 9: When and Why We (Sometimes) Forget Really Important Things
Alan D. Castel & Matthew G. Rhodes
Chapter 10: Fluency Illusions in Metamemory
Chapter 11: Knowing More or Thinking that You Know More? Context-dependent Illusions of Knowing
Katarzyna Zawadzka & Maciej Hanczakowski
Quirky Sensations of Memory
Chapter 12: Memory Under the SEA (Subjective Experience of Agency)
Zachary J. Bucknoff & Janet Metcalfe
Chapter 13: Tip-of-the-tongue States: Past and Future
Bennett L. Schwartz & Ali Pournaghadi
Chapter 14: The Butcher on the Bus Experience
Alan S. Brown
Chapter 15: Partial Retrieval is a Distinct yet Infrequent Phenomenon in Human Memory
Khrista K. Doshier & Anthony J. Ryals
Chapter 16: The Déjà vu Phenomenon’s Entry into the Realm of Science
Anne M. Cleary, Andrew M. Huebert, & Katherine L. McNeely-White
Chapter 17: Converging on an Understanding of the Déjà vu Experience
Courtney B.A. Aitken & Akira R. O’Connor
Chapter 18: Repetition, or Déjà vu and Embodied Consciousness
Anne M. Cleary is Professor of Psychology at Colorado State University. She does research on human memory processes, metamemory, and metacognition. She is Associate Editor of Journal of Memory and Language and writes a blog at Psychology Today called ‘Quirks of Memory.'
Bennett L. Schwartz is Professor of Psychology at Florida International University. He conducts research on metamemory and human memory, as well as a variety of other interesting topics. He is Editor-in-Chief of New Ideas in Psychology and Associate Editor of Metacognition and Learning.