Pilot investigation of individual differences in handedness in subjective experience of forgetfulness: The cognitive failures questionnaire and behavioral inhibition

Ruth E. Propper, Alexis Grant, Ryan King, Stephen D. Christman

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Individual differences in handedness in episodic memory have been demonstrated across a wide variety of stimuli and protocols, with inconsistent-handers (ICH) having superior memory relative to consistent-right-handers (CRH). The current study looks at the question of whether ICH also report better subjective memory. Prior work shows that objective and subjective memory performance are generally unrelated, but the current study found that ICH indeed report better subjective memory, as measured by the Cognitive Failures Questionnaire. Given evidence for associations between personality factors and subjective memory, the current study also looked at the Behavioral Inhibition Scale (BIS) and found (i) no handedness differences on the BIS, but (ii) a negative association between neuroticism and cognitive failures in CRH.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)323-337
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Cognitive Science
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019



  • Behavioral Inhibition
  • Cognitive Failures Questionnaire
  • Handedness
  • Memory

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