Involuntary memory was identified by the pioneering memory researcher Hermann Ebbinghaus more than a century ago, but it was not until very recently that cognitive psychologists began to study this memory phenomenon. This book is the first to examine key topics and cutting-edge research in involuntary memory. * Discusses topics such as involuntary memories in everyday life, across the life-span, and in the laboratory; the special ways in which involuntary memories sometimes manifest themselves and a number of theoretical treatments of the topic. * Presents innovative research that not only represents the starting point of the study of involuntary memory, but also places it in such broader topics as autobiographical memory, consciousness and memory, aging and memory, implicit and explicit memory, depression, and psychosis.
John H. Mace is Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of New Haven.
Preface. Contributors. Acknowledgements. 1. Involuntary Memory: Concept and Theory: John H. Mace (University of New Haven). 2. Involuntary Autobiographical Memories: Speculations, Findings, and an Attempt to Integrate Them: Dorthe Berntsen (University of Aarhus). 3. Does Involuntary Remembering Occur during Voluntary Remembering?: John H. Mace (University of New Haven). 4. The Role of Involuntary Memories in Posttraumatic Disorder and Psychosis: Craig Steel (King's College London) and Emily A. Holmes (University of Oxford). 5. Effects of Age on Involuntary Autobiographical Memories: Simone Schlagman (University of Hertfordshire), Lia Kvavilashvili (University of Hertfordshire), & Joerg Schulz (University of Hertfordshire). 6. Cues to the Gusts of Memory: Christopher T. Ball (College of William & Mary), John H. Mace (University of New Haven), and Hercilia Corona (University of New Haven). 7. Can We Elicit Involuntary Autobiographical Memories in the Laboratory?: Christopher T. Ball (College of William & Mary). 8. Interaction between Retrieval Intentionality and Emotional Intensity: Investigating the Neural Correlates of Experimentally Induced Involuntary Memories: Nicoline M. Hall (Aarhus University Hospital). 9. How Deliberate, Spontaneous and Unwanted Memories Emerge in a Computational Model of Consciousness: Bernard J. Baars (The Neurosciences Institute), Uma Ramamurthy (University of Memphis), and Stan Franklin (University of Memphis). 10. Involuntary Memories: Three Variations on the Unexpected: George Mandler (University of California and University College, London). Name Index. Subject Index