Review of studies on involuntary autobiographical memories. Research perspectives

Krystian Barzykowski, Agnieszka Niedźwieńska


This article is devoted to autobiographical memories that come to mind without preceding attempt to retrieve in non-clinical group. Involuntary memories are distinguished from intrusive memories and Proustian involuntary memories. The research domain of involuntary memories is presented in terms of main research problems, methods and current empirical results. The authors also raise the most important questions and challenges for future research.


autobiographical memory; involuntary memories; involuntary retrieval

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