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Implicit Memory, Constructive Memory, and Imagining the Future: A Career Perspective.

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Summary of "Implicit Memory, Constructive Memory, and Imagining the Future: A Career Perspective."

In this article I discuss some of the major questions, findings, and ideas that have driven my research program, which has examined various aspects of human memory using a combination of cognitive, neuropsychological, and neuroimaging approaches. I do so from a career perspective that describes important scientific influences that have shaped my approach to the study of memory and discusses considerations that led to choosing specific research paths. After acknowledging key early influences, I briefly summarize a few of the main takeaways from research on implicit memory during the 1980s and 1990s and then move on to consider more recent ideas and findings concerning constructive memory, future imagining, and mental simulation that have motivated my approach for the past 2 decades. A main unifying theme of this research is that memory can affect psychological functions in ways that go beyond the simple everyday understanding of memory as a means of revisiting past experiences.

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Name: Perspectives on psychological science : a journal of the Association for Psychological Science
ISSN: 1745-6924
Pages: 1745691618803640

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