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Imagery Effects in Spoken and Written Recall

Debra A. Bekerian

John L. Dennett

Applied Psychology Unit, Medical Research Council, Cambridge, England

How we remember and relate events that have happened in our lives can sometimes have very serious consequences. One of the more obvious examples of this is eyewitness memory, where the accuracy and completeness of a witness’ account may be critical in the successful apprehension and/or conviction of a criminal. Much of applied memory research, particularly research on episodic memory (cf. Tulving, 1972), has focused on conditions that might improve or inhibit the accurate recall of event information. The extensive work done on interview techniques used in real investigations, for example, assesses ...

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