Psychological experiments demonstrate that we remember self-performed actions better and more easily than actions performed by others, which we only perceived, or actions which were only reported to us. In everyday life, we remember whether or not we have already performed certain actions. Questions such as "Did you get some petrol?," "Did you pay the waiter?," "Have you posted the letter?" as a rule can be answered without difficulty. It would be embarrassing if we could not remember whether or not we had done something. ...

Memory for Actions 1998, Psychology Press

ISBN-13: 9780863777653