When the “I” looks at the “Me”: Autobiographical memory, visual perspective, and the self

Consciousness and Cognition 17 (4):1386-1397 (2008)
This article presents a theoretical model of the self processes involved in autobiographical memories and proposes competing hypotheses for the role of visual perspective in autobiographical memory retrieval. Autobiographical memories can be retrieved from either the 1st person perspective, in which individuals see the event through their own eyes, or from the 3rd person perspective, in which individuals see themselves and the event from the perspective of an external observer. A growing body of research suggests that the visual perspective from which a memory is retrieved has important implications for a person’s thoughts, feelings, and goals, and is integrally related to a host of self-evaluative processes. We review the relevant research literature, present our theoretical model, and outline directions for future research
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1016/j.concog.2008.09.001
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history
Request removal from index
Download options
Our Archive

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 25,711
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
References found in this work BETA
Emotion and Vantage Point in Autobiographical.Dorthe Berntsen & David C. Rubin - 2006 - Cognition and Emotion 20 (8):1193-1215.
Self-Verification: The Search for Coherence.William B. Swann Jr, Peter J. Rentfrow & Jennifer S. Guinn - 2003 - In Mark R. Leary & June Price Tangney (eds.), Handbook of Self and Identity. Guilford Press. pp. 367.

View all 7 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA
The Episodicity of Memory.D. Perrin & S. Rousset - 2014 - Review of Philosophy and Psychology 5 (3):291-312.

View all 8 citations / Add more citations

Similar books and articles
The Structure of Time in Autobiographical Memory.J. Campbell - 1997 - European Journal of Philosophy 5 (2):105-17.
Material Selves: Bodies, Memory, and Autobiographical Narrating.Sidonie A. Smith - 2003 - In Gary D. Fireman, Ted E. McVay Jr & Owen J. Flanagan (eds.), Narrative and Consciousness: Literature, Psychology, and the Brain. Oxford University Press. pp. 86-111.
Phenomenal Experience in Laboratory and Autobiographical Memory.William F. Brewer - 1992 - In Martin A. Conway, David C. Rubin, H. Spinnler & W. Wagenaar (eds.), Theoretical Perspectives on Autobiographical Memory. Kluwer Academic Publishers. pp. 31--51.
Place and the Self: An Autobiographical Memory Synthesis.Igor Knez - 2012 - Philosophical Psychology (2):1-29.
The Existence of Internal Visual Memory Representations.Jennifer D. Ryan & Neal J. Cohen - 2001 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 24 (5):1002-1003.

Monthly downloads

Added to index


Total downloads

22 ( #218,789 of 2,146,257 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

1 ( #386,504 of 2,146,257 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature

There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.

Other forums