One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The tendency of verbalization to impair the recall of visual memories, resulting in unreliable eyewitness accounts.
- ‘So, I'm trying to learn to be wary of verbal overshadowing, and focus as squarely as possible on the actual mental experience.’
- ‘The three papers below describe the verbal overshadowing effect in more detail.’
- ‘There was a weak trend consistent with verbal overshadowing such that providing a verbal description reduced performance slightly.’
- ‘The effects of verbal overshadowing are crucial for eyewitness accounts.’
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