Popularization articles about memory were analysed with a scientific tool, the MIA questionnaire, used to evaluate metamemory (the individual's knowledge of memory). The tool was applied as an analysis frame to the content of the articles. Interesting information was obtained about the newspapers and their readers, about popularization and memory.

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Analysis of public understanding and concerns about memory through a scientific frame

Elizabeth Bacon  

Popularization articles about memory were analysed with a scientific tool, the MIA questionnaire, used to evaluate metamemory (the individual's knowledge of memory). The tool was applied as an analysis frame to the content of the articles. Interesting information was obtained about the newspapers and their readers, about popularization and memory.

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