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Thesis Fabien CARRERAS


From 1 October 2022 to 30 September 2025

METASTORY-Exploring metacognitive awareness of autobiographical memory in depression and healthy aging

This project explores retrieval of the life story (autobiographical memory). It focusses on a key cognitive process: metacognition, so far never measured in autobiographical memory retrieval. We ask whether people can accurately judge the veracity of what they retrieve from their life story. We centre on one simple, elegant task which examines the ability to recall the order in which two events occurred, comparing how well people perform on this task with how well they think they have performed on this task. We will apply this method to older adults, with the aim of ultimately increasing wellbeing in our aging society; and to people with depression, who are known to have difficulties with retrieving memories from their life stories

Encadrants :
Céline SOUCHAY (celine[dot]souchay[at]univ-grenoble-alpes[dot]fr)
Andrea TALES (a[dot]tales[at]swansea[dot]ac[dot]uk) (Codirection)
Claire BARNES (c[dot]m[dot]barnes[at]swansea[dot]ac[dot]uk) (Co-encadrant)

Keywords : Autobiographical Memory,Metacognition,Depression,Aging,


From 1 October 2022 to 30 September 2025



Swansea University, RU, Bourse gouvernement étranger RU

Submitted on 17 November 2023

Updated on 17 November 2023