The purpose of this study was to determine whether the size of a temporal gap between events has an impact on memory. A sample of 54 participants was asked to view one of two separate video clips, one representing a large temporal gap and the other representing a small. The films were both 30 seconds in length and identical with the exception of the scene that establishes the size of the gap. They were given a memory test based on various objects and colors from the events that they witnessed. Overall, the results found that those who viewed the short temporal gap condition scored better on the memory tests than those who viewed the long gap condition.
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D. Alexander Varakin
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Mayfield, Bailee C., "Event Perception: The Impact of Temporal Gaps on Segmentation and Memory" (2012). Honors Theses. 31.