New York Magazine:
Just in time for Meaghan O’Connell’s extremely good (and extremely difficult to read) account of getting an epidural comes a new study in Psychological Science on the question of how women remember their experiences of giving birth. According to a popular theory, the press release explains, when it comes to remembering experiences “we tend to recall the moment of peak intensity and the final moments, which we average and use to form an overall memory of the experience … [while] the duration of an experience is not all that important to memories — a phenomenon called ‘duration neglect.'” The authors of the study wanted to know whether this applies to childbirth as well.
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