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The ‘Not Knowns’: memory, narrative and applied theatre (2017)
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Conroy, C., Dickenson, S. J., & Mazzoni, G. (2018). The ‘Not Knowns’: memory, narrative and applied theatre. Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance, 23(1), 56-72. doi:10.1080/13569783.2017.1398641

© 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group This is an attempt to articulate and explore the relationship between the science of memory and the applied theatre project, The Not Knowns. The project was a collaboration between theatr... Read More

Placebo Analgesia From a Rubber Hand (2017)
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Coleshill, M. J., George, D. N., & Mazzoni, G. (2017). Placebo Analgesia From a Rubber Hand. Journal of Pain, 18(9), (1067-1077). doi:10.1016/j.jpain.2017.04.004. ISSN 1526-5900

© 2017 American Pain Society Placebo analgesia, reductions in pain after administration of an inert treatment, is a well documented phenomenon. We report, to our knowledge, the first demonstration that placebo analgesia can be experienced when a sham... Read More

New directions in hypnosis research: strategies for advancing the cognitive and clinical neuroscience of hypnosis (2017)
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Jensen, M. P., Jamieson, G. A., Lutz, A., Mazzoni, G., McGeown, W. J., Santarcangelo, E. L., …Terhune, D. B. (2017). New directions in hypnosis research: strategies for advancing the cognitive and clinical neuroscience of hypnosis. Neuroscience of Consciousness, 2017(1), doi:10.1093/nc/nix004

This article summarizes key advances in hypnosis research during the past two decades, including (i) clinical research supporting the efficacy of hypnosis for managing a number of clinical symptoms and conditions, (ii) research supporting the role of... Read More

Invited commentary on Brewin and Andrews (2016) (2016)
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Scoboria, A., & Mazzoni, G. (2017). Invited commentary on Brewin and Andrews (2016). Applied Cognitive Psychology, 31(1), (28-30). doi:10.1002/acp.3264. ISSN 0888-4080

Brewin and Andrews (2006) make many cogent observations on the state of knowledge about the development of false autobiographical beliefs and false recollections. Due to inconsistent use of terminology and imprecise definitions, the framework they pr... Read More

Sub-types of nonbelieved memories reveal differential outcomes of challenges to memories (2016)
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Scoboria, A., Nash, R. A., & Mazzoni, G. (2017). Sub-types of nonbelieved memories reveal differential outcomes of challenges to memories. Memory, 25(7), 876-889. doi:10.1080/09658211.2016.1203437

Nonbelieved memories (NBMs) highlight the independence between distinct metamemorial judgements that contribute to the experience of remembering. Initial definitions of NBMs portrayed them as involving the withdrawal of belief in occurrence despite s... Read More

Inducing false memories by manipulating memory self-efficacy (2016)
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Iacullo, V. M., Marucci, F. S., & Mazzoni, G. (2016). Inducing false memories by manipulating memory self-efficacy. Learning and Individual Differences, 49, (237-244). doi:10.1016/j.lindif.2016.06.016. ISSN 1041-6080

The aim of this paper is to investigate the relationship between self-efficacy and false memories using the Deese/Roediger–McDermott (DRM) paradigm, whereby people falsely remember words not presented in lists. In two studies participants were presen... Read More

Visual object imagery and autobiographical memory: object imagers are better at remembering their personal past (2015)
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Vannucci, M., Pelagatti, C., Chiorri, C., & Mazzoni, G. (2016). Visual object imagery and autobiographical memory: object imagers are better at remembering their personal past. Memory, 24(4), (455-470). doi:10.1080/09658211.2015.1018277. ISSN 0965-8211

In the present study we examined whether higher levels of object imagery, a stable characteristic that reflects the ability and preference in generating pictorial mental images of objects, facilitate involuntary and voluntary retrieval of autobiograp... Read More

Forensic hypnosis (2015)
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Mazzoni, G., Green, J. P., Kirsch, I., Lemons, P., Lilienfeld, S. O., & Lynn, S. J. Forensic hypnosis. doi:10.1002/9781118625392.wbecp363

Hypnosis has long generated controversy as a recall enhancement method. Concerns about hypnosis are warranted by findings of a tradeoff between the number of memories recalled and memory accuracy. Moreover, witnesses often express confidence in hypno... Read More

Hypnosis and memory: two hundred years of adventures and still going! (2014)
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Mazzoni, G., Laurence, J., & Heap, M. (in press). Hypnosis and memory: two hundred years of adventures and still going!. Psychology of consciousness theory, research, and practice, 1(2), 153-167. doi:10.1037/cns0000016

One of the most persistent beliefs about hypnosis is its ability to transcend mnemonic abilities. This belief has paved the way to the use of hypnosis in the clinical and legal arenas. The authors review the phenomena of hypnotic hypermnesia, pseudo-... Read More

Structural and functional correlates of hypnotic depth and suggestibility (2014)
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McGeown, W. J., Mazzoni, G., Vannucci, M., & Venneri, A. (2015). Structural and functional correlates of hypnotic depth and suggestibility. Neuroimaging. Psychiatry research, 231(2), 151-159. doi:10.1016/j.pscychresns.2014.11.015

This study explores whether self-reported depth of hypnosis and hypnotic suggestibility are associated with individual differences in neuroanatomy and/or levels of functional connectivity. Twenty-nine people varying in suggestibility were recruited a... Read More

Why are we not flooded by involuntary autobiographical memories? Few cues are more effective than many (2014)
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Vannucci, M., Pelagatti, C., Hanczakowski, M., Mazzoni, G., & Paccani, C. R. (2015). Why are we not flooded by involuntary autobiographical memories? Few cues are more effective than many. Psychological research, 79(6), 1077-1085. doi:10.1007/s00426-014-0632-y

Recent research on involuntary autobiographical memories (IAMs) has shown that these memories can be elicited and studied in the laboratory under controlled conditions. Employing a modified version of a vigilance task developed by Schlagman and Kvavi... Read More

On the existence and implications of nonbelieved memories (2014)
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Otgaar, H., Scoboria, A., & Mazzoni, G. (2014). On the existence and implications of nonbelieved memories. Current directions in psychological science : a journal of the American Psychological Society, 23(5), 349-354. doi:10.1177/0963721414542102

In this article, we review the state of knowledge about a previously-assumed-to-be-rare memory phenomenon called nonbelieved memories. Nonbelieved memories are a counterintuitive phenomenon in which vivid autobiographical memories are no longer belie... Read More

The role of belief in occurrence within autobiographical memory (2014)
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Scoboria, A., Jackson, D. L., Talarico, J., Hanczakowski, M., Wysman, L., & Mazzoni, G. (2014). The role of belief in occurrence within autobiographical memory. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 143(3), 1242-1258. doi:10.1037/a0034110

This article examines the idea that believing that events occurred in the past is a non-memorial decision that reflects underlying processes that are distinct from recollecting events. Research on autobiographical memory has often focused on events t... Read More

Manipulating cues in involuntary autobiographical memory : verbal cues are more effective than pictorial cues (2014)
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Mazzoni, G., Vannucci, M., & Batool, I. (2014). Manipulating cues in involuntary autobiographical memory : verbal cues are more effective than pictorial cues. Memory & cognition, 42(7), (1076-1085). doi:10.3758/s13421-014-0420-3. ISSN 0090-502X

In two experiments, pictorial cues were compared with their verbal labels to assess their effectiveness in eliciting involuntary autobiographical memories. Cues were relatively complex in Experiment 1 (e.g., relaxing on a beach) and simple objects in... Read More

Reasons for withdrawing belief in vivid autobiographical memories (2014)
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Mazzoni, G., Boucher, C., & Scoboria, A. (2015). Reasons for withdrawing belief in vivid autobiographical memories. Memory, 23(4), (545-562). doi:10.1080/09658211.2014.910530. ISSN 0965-8211

Previous studies have shown that many people hold personal memories for events that they no longer believe occurred. This study examines the reasons that people provide for choosing to reduce autobiographical belief in vividly recollected autobiograp... Read More

Inhibitory effects of thought substitution in the think/no-think task: evidence from independent cues (2014)
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del Prete, F., Hanczakowski, M., Bajo, M. T., & Mazzoni, G. (2015). Inhibitory effects of thought substitution in the think/no-think task: evidence from independent cues. Memory, 23(4), 507-517. doi:10.1080/09658211.2014.907429

When people try not to think about a certain item, they can accomplish this goal by using a thought substitution strategy and think about something else. Research conducted with the think/no-think (TNT) paradigm indicates that such strategy leads sub... Read More

Modifying the frequency and characteristics of involuntary autobiographical memories (2014)
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Vannucci, M., Batool, I., Pelagatti, C., & Mazzoni, G. (2014). Modifying the frequency and characteristics of involuntary autobiographical memories. PloS one, 9(4), (e89582). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0089582. ISSN 1932-6203

Recent studies have shown that involuntary autobiographical memories (IAMs) can be elicited in the laboratory. Here we assessed whether the specific instructions given to participants can change the nature of the IAMs reported, in terms of both their... Read More

The effect of posthypnotic suggestion and task difficulty on adherence to health-related requests (2014)
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Carvalho, C., Mazzoni, G., & Kirsch, I. (2014). The effect of posthypnotic suggestion and task difficulty on adherence to health-related requests. Psychology of consciousness : theory, research, and practice, 1(1), (92-102). doi:10.1037/cns0000006. ISSN 2326-5523

The effects of posthypnotic suggestion on health-related behavior, using a behavioral measure of adherence were investigated. Three hundred twenty three students covering the full range of hypnotic suggestibility were prescribed an easy (mood rating)... Read More

Selective voluntary forgetting in young and older adults (2014)
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Gomez-Ariza, C. J., Teresa Bajo, M., Andres, P., Mazzoni, G., Aguirre, C., Andrés, P., …Gómez-Ariza, C. J. (2014). Selective voluntary forgetting in young and older adults. Psychology and Aging, 29(1), (128-139). doi:10.1037/a0035598. ISSN 0882-7974

Aging is thought to involve a decline in executive-control capacities, although evidence regarding this claim is not always clear. Thus, although studies exist that suggest impoverished inhibitory memory control in older adults relative to younger ad... Read More

Disowned recollections: Denying true experiences undermines belief in occurrence but not judgments of remembering (2013)
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Clark, A., Mazzoni, G., & Nash, R. A. (2014). Disowned recollections: Denying true experiences undermines belief in occurrence but not judgments of remembering. Acta psychologica, 145(1), (139-146). doi:10.1016/j.actpsy.2013.11.007. ISSN 0001-6918

Recent research findings have illustrated that false memories induced in the laboratory can be dissociated from the beliefs that the events had in fact occurred. In this study we assessed whether this dissociability is a quality peculiar to false mem... Read More