The delay before recall changes the remembered duration of 15-minute video sequences

Auteur(s): Grondin, Simon; Laflamme, Vincent; Bisson, Nicolas; Désautels, Félix
Résumé: The aim of this study was to determine if the passage of time changes the memory of the duration of joyful or sad events. Participants were asked to look at a series of brief videos lasting 15¿minutes and to estimate retrospectively and verbally (with chronometric units) the duration of this 15-minute period. There were two independent variables: the emotion conditions (joy, sadness and neutral) and the recall conditions (immediately after the presentation of videos, 1¿week later or 1¿month later). The results show that the estimated time is largely overestimated in the 1-week and 1-month condition but not when the recall is immediate. This effect applies to each emotional condition, but there was no significant difference between the emotion conditions. The effect of emotion on the estimation of long intervals judged retrospectively seems minimal in comparison with the cognitive effect associated with the passage of time. --
Date de publication: 9 juillet 2014
Date de la mise en libre accès: Libre accès non autorisé
Version du document: Version of Record
Lien permanent: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/372
Ce document a été publié dans: Applied Cognitive Psychology, Vol. 28 (5), 677–684 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/acp.3053
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
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