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

Authors: Grondin, SimonLaflamme, VincentBisson, NicolasDésautels, Félix
Abstract: 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. --
Document Type: Article de recherche
Issue Date: 9 July 2014
Open Access Date: Restricted access
Document version: VoR
This document was published in: Applied Cognitive Psychology, Vol. 28 (5), 677–684 (2014)
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Alternative version: 10.1002/acp.3053
Collection:Articles publiés dans des revues avec comité de lecture

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