Date of Degree
Kerstin B. Unger
Other Social and Behavioral Sciences
episodic memory, events, event segmentation theory, event richness
We have many experiences every day, and we tend to parse them into individual events. While many studies have been conducted to understand the nature of event segmentation, less is known how event memories change over time. In the present study, participants watched a movie clip, and then were asked to immediately retell what they had seen. They performed the same free recall task a week later. We found that the passage of time did not significantly affect the number of recalled events or the detailedness of event memories. We discuss potential explanations for our findings, including our small sample size and flaws in the experimental design.
Stomberg, Kennedy E., "Memory for Episodic Details of Naturalistic Events Remains Stable Over the Course of One Week" (2020). CUNY Academic Works.