Boundary distortions for neutral and emotional pictures

I. Candel, H. Merckelbach, M. Zandbergen

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In two experiments, we examined Safer, Christianson, Autry, and Osterlund's (1998) claim that when emotional material is remembered, tunnel memory (i.e., the tendency to remember less of a scene than was actually shown) occurs. In Experiment 1, 81 undergraduate students drew photographs from memory after having briefly seen either four neutral or four emotional photographs. Both neutral and emotional drawings revealed boundary extension (i.e., the tendency to remember more of a scene than was actually shown). Experiment 2 relied on the camera distance paradigm (Intraub, Bender,
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)691-695
JournalPsychonomic Bulletin & Review
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2003

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