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dc.contributor.authorHarris, Celia
dc.contributor.authorO'Connor, Akira Robert
dc.contributor.authorSutton, John
dc.identifier.citationHarris , C , O'Connor , A R & Sutton , J 2015 , ' Cue generation and memory construction in direct and generative autobiographical memory retrieval ' , Consciousness and Cognition , vol. 33 , pp. 204-216 .
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-7943-5183/work/34028964
dc.descriptionThe authors acknowledge the funding support we have received: (1) a Macquarie University Research Fellowship for Celia Harris; (2) support from the Belief Program of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders for Celia Harris and Akira O’Connor; (3) a Macquarie University Faculty of Human Sciences Visiting Fellowship for Celia Harris and Akira O’Connor to collaborate together; and (4) support from the Australian Research Council Discovery Projects scheme for Celia Harris (DP130101090) and John Sutton (DP120100187).en
dc.description.abstractTheories of autobiographical memory emphasise effortful, generative search processes in memory retrieval. However recent research suggests that memories are often retrieved directly, without effortful search. We investigated whether direct and generative retrieval differed in the characteristics of memories recalled, or only in terms of retrieval latency. Participants recalled autobiographical memories in response to cue words. For each memory, they reported whether it was retrieved directly or generatively, rated its visuo-spatial perspective, and judged its accompanying recollective experience. Our results indicated that direct retrieval was commonly reported and was faster than generative retrieval, replicating recent findings. The characteristics of directly retrieved memories differed from generatively retrieved memories: directly retrieved memories had higher field perspective ratings and lower observer perspective ratings. However, retrieval mode did not influence recollective experience. We discuss our findings in terms of cue generation and content construction, and the implication for reconstructive models of autobiographical memory.
dc.relation.ispartofConsciousness and Cognitionen
dc.subjectAutobiographical memoryen
dc.subjectDirect retrievalen
dc.subjectGenerative retrievalen
dc.subjectVisuo-spatial perspectiveen
dc.subjectRecollective experienceen
dc.subjectMemory reconstructionen
dc.subjectBF Psychologyen
dc.titleCue generation and memory construction in direct and generative autobiographical memory retrievalen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Psychology and Neuroscienceen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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