Maryjane Wraga is a Professor of Psychology at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. She has published numerous scientific articles on topics in human cognition.

About this Blog

Memory researchers distinguish between two types of autobiographical memories:  the details of our lives that we experience firsthand, and those that surreptitiously infiltrate our memories through external sources such as photo albums or family lore. This blog considers the idea that our memories of the past can also be influenced from within, via dispositional factors of the present . In some posts, I will attempt to reconcile firsthand childhood memories of my mother with  perspectives of her that I experience as an adult — forty-plus years after her death.