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Why are we not flooded by involuntary autobiographical memories? Few cues are more effective than many (2014)
Journal Article
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

Inhibitory effects of thought substitution in the think/no-think task: evidence from independent cues (2014)
Journal Article
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

The role of belief in occurrence within autobiographical memory (2014)
Journal Article
Mazzoni, G., Hanczakowski, M., Jackson, D. L., Scoboria, A., Talarico, J., & Wysman, L. (2014). The role of belief in occurrence within autobiographical memory. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 143(3), (1242-1258). doi:10.1037/a0034110. ISSN 0096-3445

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

Cue familiarity and ‘don’t know’ responding in episodic memory tasks (2013)
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Mazzoni, G., Hanczakowski, M., Pasek, T., & Zawadzka, K. (2013). Cue familiarity and ‘don’t know’ responding in episodic memory tasks. Journal of Memory and Language, 69(3), (368-383). doi:10.1016/j.jml.2013.04.005. ISSN 0749-596X

Metacognitive monitoring and control are two interdependent mechanisms by which people regulate encoding and retrieval processes in memory. While much is known about monitoring, and how the results of monitoring processes affect control at encoding,... Read More

Both differences in encoding processes and monitoring at retrieval reduce false alarms when distinctive information is studied (2011)
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Hanczakowski, M., & Mazzoni, G. (2011). Both differences in encoding processes and monitoring at retrieval reduce false alarms when distinctive information is studied. Memory, 19(3), (280-289). doi:10.1080/09658211.2011.558514. ISSN 0965-8211

A reduction in false alarms to critical lures is observed in the DRM paradigm (Roediger & McDermott, 1995) when distinctive information is presented at encoding. Two mechanisms have been proposed to account for this reduction. According to the mo... Read More