Using imagery is an effective way to improve memory and decrease certain types of false memories. The study examined how creating images affected the ability to accurately recall conceptually related word lists as well as rhyming word lists. People who were instructed to create images of the list words in their head were able to recall more words than people who didn’t create images, and they didn’t recall false memories as often. False memories occur when a person recalls something that didn’t happen or remembers something inaccurately.
April 11, 2016 | Categories: Neuroscience Research | Tags: behavioral science, memory, Mental Health Stuff, neurobiology, neurology, peer reviewed, psychology, science, social science | Leave a comment