The Socially Shared Nature of Memory: From Joint Encoding to Communication
The Socially Shared Nature of Memory: From Joint Encoding to Communication

Summary

In my talk I will discuss incidental, indirect ways in which memory is shaped by interpersonal interaction and communication, that is, without collaboration of several individuals on an explicit memory task. I will start with studies on how encoding stimuli together with another person improves memory for the experience. In the main section, I will turn to effects of social sharing in communication on memory, specifically, audience-tuning effects on memory.