Samantha E. Williams's research while affiliated with Boston College, USA and other places

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The power of episodic memories is that they bring a past moment into the present, providing opportunities for us to recall details of the experiences, reframe or update the memory, and use the retrieved information to guide our decisions. In these regards, negative and positive memories can be especially powerful: Life’s highs and lows are dispropo...


... By asking for subjects to report a only single positive and negative memory at each timescale, we showed that surprise affects memory accessibility but not necessarily its availability 73,127 . Probing all or a larger subset of basketball memories could determine whether surprise affects availability as well. ...