Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences

Dorthe Berntsen

Center Director, Professor

Curriculum Vitae

Title: Professor, Ph.D. (psychology)

Born: 1962, Brædstrup, Denmark

Position: Professor, Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, Aarhus University.

Address: (work address): Dept of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, Bartholins Alle 11, 8000 Aarhus C

Email: dorthe@psy.au.dk

 

Education:

1991, June: BA in psychology, Aarhus University, Denmark

1993, June: Mag. Art (master) in Psychology, Aarhus University, Denmark

1997, April: Ph.D. in psychology, Aarhus University, Denmark

 

Positions held:

2010-            Center leader for DNRF Centre of Excellence, CON AMORE, Aarhus University

2006-            Professor in Psychology, Aarhus Univ., Denmark

2000-2006  Associate Professor in Psychology [Lektor], Aarhus Univ., Denmark

1997-2000   Assistant Professor in Psychology [Adjunkt], Aarhus Univ., Denmark

 

Scientific focus areas:

My major research interest is autobiographical memory -- defined as a neurocognitive (brain/mind) system for consciously recollecting the personal past and imagining possible events in the personal. I study autobiographical memory in healthy cognition, in relation to mental disorders, ageing, dementia, developmentally in the early years of life, in non-human animals and across different cultures. I have pioneered and written extensively on research about involuntary (spontaneous) autobiographical memories, which I have studied using both observational, experimental and brain imaging methodologies.

 

Academic awards and honours:

  • Knight 1st Class of the Order of Dannebrog
  • Aristotle Prize 2017 from European Federation of Psychologists Associations awarded to CON AMORE headed by Dorthe Berntsen, 2017.
  • Fellow of Association for Psychological Science (APS), 2017.
  • Eilert Sundt lecture award, Faculty Social Sciences, University of Oslo, Norway, October 2010
  • Awarded a Centre of Excellence grant under the Danish National Research Foundation (DNRF); 2010.
  • Rigmor and Carl Holst Knudsen's science award, Aarhus University. May 2007. [Most prestigious science award at Aarhus University]

 

Leadership and management experiences:

2010-                  Leader of DNRF’s Centre of Excellence: Center on Autobiographical Memory Research [CON AMORE]

2004-                 Head of  Research Unit for Basic and Applied Research in Memory and Cognition. Psychology, AU

2001-                  The primary supervisor for 14 Ph.D. students, 9 Research assistents, >20 Post Doctoral fellows

 

Grants

Principal investigator

  • Individual differences in autobiographical memory. Independent Research Fund: Denmark (Danish research Council) 6.19 mill. DKK (2020-2024).
  • MemoScience: Center for Autobiographical Memory Rehabilitation in Dementia, Velux Fonden, 6.7 mill DKK 2017-2022
  • Center on Autobiographical Memory Research, Danish National Research Found. (DNRF), 84 mill. DKK, 2010-2019.
  • Autobiographical memory in PTSD. Danish research Council for the Humanities, 4 mill. DKK (2009-2012).
  • Involuntary Autobiographical Memories. Danish research Council for the Humanities. 1.1. mill. DKK (2006-2008).
  • Flashbulb memories from WWII. Danish Research Council for the Humanities, 0.4 mill DKK (2003-2006).
  • Involuntary memories and Post-Traumatic Stress. Danish Research Council for the Hum.0.1 mill. DKK (1998-2002).
  • Involuntary autobiographical memories, PhD stipend, Danish Research Council for the Hum. 1.2 mill. (1993-1996)

 

Co-investigator

  • Mindlab, part of the UNIK initiative under the Danish Ministry for Science, Innovation and Higher Educations. 115 mill DKK (2009-2014) I was one of five holders of this grant;
  • Research on Cognition and Consciousness: Emotion, Memory and Cognition: Danish Research Council for the Humanities. I was one of three holders of this grant 1.1. mill (1999-2003)
  • Consultant on National Institute of Mental Health grants R01 MH066079

 

International and National Academic Service

2015-2018:       Elected member of APS Board of Directors, APS [Association for Psychological Science]

2016-:                Appointed member of Internationalization Committee APS[Association for Psychological Science]

2014-:                Appointed member of APS Publications Committee, APS [Association for Psychological Science]

2012-:                Consulting editor: Applied Cognitive Psychology

2008-2011:       Associate editor: Memory

2014-2015:       Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, Sweden: Member of program assessment group.

2012-:                Member of the academic board for Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies, AIAS

2010-2014:       Member of board for Aarhus University Research Foundation

 

Publication statistics

Total citations: >10500; h index = 51 (Google Scholar/Harzing, A.W. (2007) Publish or Perish.

Total number of publications sorted by categories

International peer reviewed journal articles: >120

Book chapters: 21

Scientific monographs: 4

Edited books: 2

Popular science book: 1

Invited scientific presentations: >70

Public outreach articles: >15

 

Invited addresses: >10 invited plenary talks or keynote addresses at international conferences, including

The presidential symposium, APS Annual Convention, 2018, the 15th European Congress of Psychology; Amsterdam, 2017; The X SARMAC conference [Society for Applied Research on Memory and Cognition], Amsterdam, 2013; The 13th European Congress of Psychology, Stockholm, 2013; The 12th European Congress of Psychology, Istanbul, 2011.

 

Invited talks given at the following universities outside of Denmark (last 15 years):

Bochum University, Germany

Duke University, USA

Emory University, USA

J.W. Goethe Universität, Frankfurt, Germany

Lund University, Sweden

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. Leipzig, Germany

Oslo University, Norway

Stockholm University, Sweden

University of Edinburgh and Royal Society of Edinburgh, UK

University of Hamburg, Germany

University of Hertfordshire, UK

University of Southampton, UK

Washington University in St. Louis, USA

 

Publications

 

Journal articles (peer reviewed) chronologically listed, most recent first.

 

In press

Congleton, A R. & Berntsen, D. (in press): The devil is in the details: investigating the influence of emotion on event memory using a simulated event. Psychological Research.

Gehrt, T.B., Frostholm, L. , Obermann, M.L. & Berntsen (in press).  D Autobiographical memory and episodic future thinking in severe health anxiety: a comparison with obsessive-compulsive disorder", Cognitive Therapy and Research.

Harris, C.B. & Berntsen, D. (in press). Direct and generative autobiographical memory retrieval: How different are they? Consciousness and Cognition.

Lewis, A., & Berntsen, D. (in press). Pet Memoirs: The characteristics of event memories in cats and dogs, as reported by their owners. Applied Animal Behaviour Science

Niziurski, J.A. & Berntsen, D. (in press) Involuntary versus voluntary episodic memories: the effects of encoding factors and emotion. Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice

Salgado, S. & Berntsen, D. (in press). My future is brighter than yours: the positivity bias in episodic future thinking and future self-images psychological research, Psychological Research.

Umanath, S. & Berntsen, D. (in press). Some personal life events are more prominent than others: Younger and older adults agree on which life events matter most.  Memory Studies.

 

2019

Allé, M.C., Berna, F. &  Berntsen, D. (2019). Individuals with psychotic-like experiences exhibit enhanced involuntary autobiographical memories. Psychiatry research, 273, 281-287

Berntsen, D. (2019). Narrative identity—Uniquely Human? A Commentary to McAdams. Evolutionary Studies in Imaginative Culture, 3, 27-32

Berntsen, D. (2019). Spontaneous future cognitions: an integrative review. Psychological Research, 83, 651-665

Berntsen, D., Hoyle, R., Rubin, D.C. (2019). The autobiographical recollection test (art). A measure of individual differences in autobiographical memory. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 8, 305-318.

Del Palacio Gonzalez, A. & Berntsen, D. (2019). The tendency for experiencing involuntary future and past mental time travel is robustly related to thought suppression: an exploratory study. Psychological Research, 83, 788-804

Gehrt, T.B.,  Niziurski, J.A., Frostholm, L. & Berntsen, D. (2019): Encoding and retrieval biases for health-related scenes in patients with severe health anxiety, Memory, 27, 1110-1121

Kirk, M., Rasmussen, K.W., Overgaard, S.B., & Berntsen, D. (2019). Five weeks of immersive reminiscence therapy improves autobiographical memory in Alzheimer’s Disease. Memory, 27, 441-454

Lewis, A., Berntsen, D., & Call, J. (2019). Long-term memory of past events in great apes. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 28, 117-123.

Rubin, D.C., Berntsen, D.,  Deffler, S., & Brodar, K. (2019). Self-narrative focus in autobiographical events: the effect of time, emotion and individual differences. Memory & Cognition.47 (1), 63-75

Sonne, T., Kingo, O.S., Berntsen, D. & Krøjgaard, P., (2019) Thirty-five-month-old children have spontaneous memories despite change of context for retrieval, Memory, 27, 38-48.

Staugaard, S.R. & Berntsen, D. (2019). Retrieval intentionality and forgetting: how retention time and cue distinctiveness affect involuntary and voluntary retrieval of episodic memories. Memory & Cognition, 47, 893-905.

 

2018

Berntsen, D. (2018). The dynamics of episodic memory functions. Commentary on Mahr & Csibra. Behavioral and Brain Sciences.

Allé, M.C., Berna, F. &  Berntsen, D. (2018). Involuntary autobiographical memory and future thought predicting hallucination-proneness. Clinical Psychological Science, 6, 891–898

Del Palacio Gonzalez, A. & Berntsen, D. (2018). Emotion regulation of events central to identity and their relationship with concurrent and prospective depressive symptoms. Behavior Therapy, 49, 304-316

Del Palacio Gonzalez, A., Watson, L.A., & Berntsen, D. (2018). Autobiographical Memory Functions and Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms across Adulthood. Memory, 26, 985-992

Gehrt, T.B., Berntsen, D., Hoyle, R., Rubin, D.C. (2018). Psychological and Clinical Correlates of the Centrality of Event Scale: A Systematic Review. Clinical Psychology Review, 65, 57-80

Hall, S.A., Brodar, K.E., LaBar, K.S., Berntsen, D., & Rubin, D.C. (2018). Neural responses to emotional involuntary memories in posttraumatic stress disorder: Differences in timing and activity. NeuroImage: Clinical, 19, 793-804.

Kirk, M. & Berntsen, D. (2018). A short cut to the past: Cueing via concrete objects improves autobiographical memory retrieval in Alzheimer's disease patients. Neuropsychologia, 110, 113-122

Kirk, M. & Berntsen, D. (2018). The life span distribution of autobiographical memory in Alzheimer's Disease, Neuropsychology.32(8), 906-919.

Lewis, A., Berntsen, D., & Call. J. (2018). Remembering past exchanges: Apes fail to use social cues. Animal Behavior and Cognition, 5, 19-40

Niziurski, J. A., & Berntsen, D. (2018). A prospective study of homesickness in soldiers during military deployment. Personality and Individual Differences, 120, 81-86.

Niziurski, J. L., Johannessen, K.B., & Berntsen, D. (2018). Emotional distress and positive and negative memories from military deployment: the influence of PTSD symptoms and time. Memory, 26, 1093-1104

O’Toole, M. S., Watson, L., Rosenberg, N. K., & Berntsen, D. (2018). Changes in perceived centrality of anxious events following cognitive behavioral therapy. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 59, 150-156

Özbek, M., Bohn, A. & Berntsen, D. (2018). Why do I think and talk about it? Perceived functions and phenomenology of episodic counterfactual thinking compared to remembering and future thinking. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. 71, 2101-2114

Rasmussen, K.W. & Berntsen, D. (2018), Deficits in Remembering the Past and Imagining the Future in patients with Prefrontal Lesions. Journal of Neuropsychology, 12, 78-100

Salgado, S., & Berntsen, D. (2018). To Be and When to Be: How Far Into the Future Do People Project Their Self-Images?. Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice. 5(3), 312-323

 

2017

Berntsen, D., Rasmussen, S.A., Miles, A.N., Nielsen, N.P., Ramsgaard, S. (2017). Spontaneous or intentional? involuntary versus voluntary episodic memories in older and younger adults. Psychology and Aging, 32, 192-201

Boals, A., Trost. Z., Berntsen, D., Nowlin, L., Wheelis, T., & Monden, K.R., (2017). Event Centrality as a Unique Predictor of Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms and Perceived Disability Following Spinal Cord Injury. Spinal Cord, 55, 1023-1027

Del Palacio-Gonzalez, A., Berntsen, D., & Watson, L. A. (2017). Emotional Intensity and Emotion Regulation in Response to Autobiographical Memories during Dysphoria. Cognitive Therapy and Research. 41,530–542

Kirk, M. & Berntsen, D. (2017). Reminiscensterapi kan øge velvære hos personer med demens. Ugeskrift for Læger, 179, 28-33

Krøjgaard, P., Kingo, O. S., Jensen, T. S., & Berntsen, D. (2017). By-passing strategic retrieval: Experimentally induced spontaneous episodic memories in 35- and 46-month-old children. Consciousness and Cognition: An International Journal, 55, 91-105.

Krøjgaard, P., Kingo, O. S., & Berntsen, D. (2017). Adults’ earliest memories of songs and melodies based on a large stratified sample. Memory Studies, 10(2), 210-226.

Lewis, A., Call, J., & Berntsen, D. (2017). Distinctiveness enhances long‐term event memory in non‐human primates, irrespective of reinforcement. American Journal of Primatology, 79, 1-13.

Lewis, A., Call. J. & Berntsen, D. (2017). Non-goal directed recall of specific events in apes after long delays. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 284, issue 1858

Özbek, M., Bohn, A., & Berntsen, D. (2017). Imagining the personal past: Episodic counterfactuals compared to episodic memories and episodic future projections. Memory & Cognition, 45(3), 375-389.

Rasmussen, A.S., Jørgensen, C.J., O’Connor, M., Bennedsen, B.E., Godt, K.D., Bøye, R. & Berntsen, D. (2017). The structure of past and future events in borderline personality disorder, eating disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder. Psychology of consciousness: theory, research, and practice, 4, 190-210

Rubin, D. C., Li, D., Hall, S. A., Kragel, P. A., & Berntsen, D. (2017). Taking tests in the magnet: Brain mapping standardized tests. Human Brain Mapping, 38, 5706-5725.

Zaragoza Scherman, A, Salgado, S. Shao, Z., & Berntsen, D. (2017). Life script events and autobiographical memories of important life story events in Mexico, Greenland, China, and Denmark. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 6, 60-73

 

2016

Cole, S.N., Staugaard, S.R. & Berntsen, D (2016). Inducing involuntary and voluntary mental time travel using a laboratory paradigm. Memory & Cognition, 44, 376-389

Cole, S.N. & Berntsen, D (2016): Do Future Thoughts Reflect Personal Goals? Current Concerns and Mental Time Travel into the Past and Future. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 69, 273-284

Fitzgerald, J.M., Berntsen, D. & Broadbridge, C.L. (2016). The influences of event centrality in memory models of PTSD. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 30,

Koppel, J., & Berntsen, D. (2016). The reminiscence bump without memories: The distribution of imagined word-cued and important autobiographical memories in a hypothetical 70-year-old. Consciousness and Cognition, 44, 89-102

Koppel, J. M. & Berntsen, D. (2016).The Breadth and Mnemonic Consequences of the Youth Bias. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology

Koppel, J. M. & Berntsen, D. (2016).The reminiscence bump in autobiographical memory and for public events: a comparison across different cueing methods, Memory, 24, 44-62.

O’Toole, M.S., Watson, L.A., Rosenberg, N.K. & Berntsen, D. (2016). Negative autobiographical memories in social anxiety disorder: A comparison with panic disorder and healthy controls. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 50, 223-230

Ottsen, C.L., Koppel, J., Johannessen, K.B., & Berntsen, D. (2016). The influence of culture on goal perception: Qatar versus Denmark. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 30, 1030-1041

Rathbone, C., Salgado, S., Akan, M., Havelka, J. & Berntsen, D. (2016). Imagining the future: a cross-cultural perspective on possible selves. Consciousness and Cognition, 42, 113–124

Rubin, D.C., Berntsen, D., Ogle, C.M., Deffler, S.A., Beckham, J.C. (2016). Scientific Evidence versus Outdated Beliefs:  A Response to Brewin (2016). Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 125, 1018-1021

 

2015

Berntsen, D. & Rubin, D.C. (2015). Pre-traumatic stress reactions in soldiers deployed to Afghanistan. Clinical Psychological Science, 3, 663–674

Berntsen, D., Rubin, D.C. & Salgado, S. (2015). The frequency of involuntary autobiographical memories and future thoughts in relation to daydreaming, emotional distress, and age. Consciousness & Cognition, 36, 352-372

Boals, A., Murrell, A.R., Berntsen, D., Southard-Dobbs, S., and Agtarap, S. (2015). Experimentally reducing event centrality using a modified expressive writing intervention. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 4, 269-276

Koppel, J. M. & Berntsen, D. (2015). The peaks of life: the differential temporal locations of the reminiscence bump across disparate cueing methods. Jarmac, 4, 66-80

Koppel, J. M. & Berntsen, D. (2015).Beyond the distinction between word-cued versus important autobiographical memories: a reply. Jarmac.

Miles. A.N. & Berntsen, D. (2015). : The forgotten remindings: personal remindings examined through self-probed retrospection during reading and writing. Cognition & Consciousness,33, 67-77

Mortensen, L., Berntsen, D. & Bohn, O.S. (2015). Retrieval of bilingual autobiographical memories: effects of cue language and cue imageability, Memory, 23, 138-156.

Ottsen, C.L., & Berntsen, D. (2015). Prescribed journeys through life: Cultural differences in mentaltime travel between Middle Easterners and Scandinavians. Consciousness & Cognition, 37, 180-193.

Rasmussen, A.S., Ramsgaard, S. B., & Berntsen, D. (2015). The frequency and functions of involuntary and voluntary autobiographical memories across the day. Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice, 2, 185-205

Staugaard, S.R., Johannessen, K.B., & Berntsen, D. (2015). Centrality of Positive and Negative Deployment Memories Predict Posttraumatic Growth in Danish Veterans. Journal of Clinical Psychology,71, 362-377.

Zaragoza Scherman, A, Salgado, S. Shao, Z., & Berntsen, D. (2015). Event Centrality of Positive and Negative Autobiographical Memories to Identity and Life Story Across Cultures. Memory, 23, 1152-1171

Zaragoza Scherman, A, Salgado, S. Shao, Z., & Berntsen, D. (2015). Lifespan distribution and content of positive and negative autobiographical memories across cultures. Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice, 2, 475-489.

 

2014

Berntsen, D. & Rubin, D.C. (2014). Involuntary Memories and Dissociative Amnesia:  Assessing Key Assumptions in PTSD Research. Clinical Psychological Science, 2, 174-186

Finnbogadóttir, H. & Berntsen, D. (2014). Looking at Life from Different Angles: Observer Perspective during Remembering and Imagining Distinct Emotional Events. Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice, 1, 387-406

Hall, S. A., Rubin, D. C., Miles, A., Davis, S. W., Wing, E. A., Cabeza, R., & Berntsen, D. (2014).  The Neural Basis of Involuntary Episodic Memories.  Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 26, 2385-2399. 

Harris, C.B., Rasmussen, A.S., & Berntsen, D. (2014). The functions of autobiographical memory: An integrative approach. Memory,22, 559-581

Koppel, J. M. & Berntsen, D. (2014). Does Everything Happen When You Are Young? Introducing the Youth Bias. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 67, 417-423.

Koppel, J. M. & Berntsen, D. (2014). The cultural life script as cognitive schema: How the life script shapes memory for fictional life stories, Memory, 22, 949-971

Koppel, J. M. & Berntsen, D. (2014). There may not be a cultural life script for public events, but there is a youth bias: Response to Janssen (2014). Applied Cognitive Psychology.

Krøjgaard, P., Kingo, O.S., Dahl, J.J. & Berntsen, D. (2014) “That one makes things small”: Experimentally induced spontaneous memories in 3.5-year-olds. Consciousness and Cognition, 30, 24-35

Ottsen, C.L. & Berntsen, D. (2014). The cultural life script of Qatar and across cultures: Effects of gender and religion. Memory, 22, 390-407.

Rasmussen, A.S., Johannessen, K.B., & Berntsen, D. (2014). Ways of sampling voluntary and involuntary autobiographical memories in daily life. Consciousness and Cognition, 30, 156-168

Rasmussen, K. W. & Berntsen, D. (2014). Autobiographical memory and episodic future thinking after moderate to severe traumatic brain injury. Journal of Neuropsychology, 8, 34-52.

Rasmussen, K. W. & Berntsen, D. (2014). “I can see clearly now”: The effect of cue imageability on mental time travel. Memory & Cognition, 42, 1063-1075

Staugaard, S.R. & Berntsen, D. (2014). Involuntary memories of emotional scenes: the effects of cue discriminability and emotion over time. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 143, 1939-1957

 

2013

Berntsen, D., Staugaard, S. R., Sørensen, L. M. T. (2013). Why am I remembering this now? Predicting the occurrence of involuntary (spontaneous) episodic memories. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 142, 426-444

Bohn, A. & Berntsen, D. (2013). The Future is bright and predictable: The development of prospective life stories across childhood and adolescence. Developmental Psychology, 49, 1232-1241

Finnbogadóttir, H. & Berntsen, D. (2013). Involuntary future projections are as frequent as involuntary memories, but more positive. Consciousness and Cognition,22, 272-280

Johannessen, K.B. & Berntsen, D. (2013). Losing the Symptoms: Weight loss and decrease in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms. Journal of Clinical Psychology,69, 655-660

Kingo, O., Berntsen, D., & Peter, K. (2013). Adults’ Earliest Memories as a Function of Age, Gender, and Education in a Large Stratified Sample. Psychology and Aging, 28, 646-653

Martin-Ordas, G., Berntsen, D. & Call, J. (2013). Memory for distant past events in chimpanzees and orangutans. Current Biology, 23, 1438-1441.

Miles, A.N., Fischer-Mogensen, L. Nielsen, N.H. Hermansen, S., & Berntsen, D. (2013). Turning back the hands of time: Autobiographical memories in dementia cued by a museum setting. Consciousness & Cognition, 22, 1074-1081.

Ogle, C.M., Rubin, D.C., Berntsen, D. & Siegler, I.C. (2013). The frequency and impact of exposure to potentially traumatic events over the life course. Clinical Psychological Science, 1, 426-434

Rasmussen, A.S., & Berntsen, D. (2013). The Reality of the Past versus the Ideality of the Future: Emotional Valence and Functional Differences between Past and Future Mental Time Travel. Memory & Cognition, 41, 187-200.

Umanath, S. & Berntsen, D. (2013). “Personal Life Stories: Common Deviations from the Cultural Life Script”. Nordic Psychology, 65, 87-102

Watson, L.A., Berntsen, D., Kuyken, W., & Watkins, E.R. (2013). Involuntary and voluntary autobiographical memory specificity as a function of depression. Journal of Behaviour Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry,44, 7-13

 

2012

Berntsen, D., Johannessen, K.B., Thomsen, Y.D., Bertelsen, M. Hoyle, R.H., Rubin, D.C.R., (2012). Peace and War: Trajectories of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder symptoms before, during and after military deployment in Afghanistan. Psychological Science, 23(12) 1557–1565

Berntsen, D. & Rubin, D.C. (2012). Understanding autobiographical memory: An ecological theory. To appear in D. Berntsen & D.C. Rubin (Eds.). Understanding autobiographical memory: Theories and approaches. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Jørgensen, C.R., Berntsen, D., Bech, M., Kjølbye, M., Bennedsen, B., Ramsgaard, S.B. (2012). Identity-related autobiographical memories and cultural life scripts in patients with Borderline Personality Disorder. Consciousness & Cognition, 21, 788-798

Watson, L.A., Berntsen, D., Kuyken, W., & Watkins, E.R. (2012). The characteristics of involuntary and voluntary autobiographical memories in depressed and never depressed individuals. Consciousness and Cognition. 21, 1382-1392.

 

2011

Rasmussen, A.S. & Berntsen, D. (2011). The Unpredictable Past: Spontaneous Autobiographical Memories Outnumber Memories Retrieved Strategically. Consciousness & Cognition, 20, 1842-1846.

Miles, A., & Berntsen, D. (2011). Odor induced mental time travel into the past and future: Do odor cues retain a unique link to our distant past? Memory, 19, 930-940.

Berntsen, Dorthe; Rubin, D.C.; Siegler, I. C. (2011). Two versions of life: Emotionally negative and positive life events have different roles in the organization of life story and identity. Emotion, 11, 1190-1201

Bohn, A. & Berntsen, D. (2011). The reminiscence bump reconsidered: Children’s prospective life stories show a bump in young adulthood. Psychological Science, 22, 197-202.

Finnbogadottir, H. & Berntsen, D. (2011). Involuntary Mental Time Travel in High and Low Worriers. Memory, 19, 625-640.

 

2010

Johannessen, K.B. & Berntsen, D. (2010). Current concerns in involuntary and voluntary autobiographical memories. Consciousness & Cognition, 19, 847-860.

Berntsen (2010). The unbidden past: Involuntary autobiographical memories as a basic mode of remembering. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 19, 138-142.

Berntsen, D. & Bohn, A. (2010). Remembering and forecasting. The relation between autobiographical memory and episodic future thinking. Memory & Cognition, 38, 265-278.

Rasmussen, A.S. & Berntsen, D. (2010). Personality traits and autobiographical memory: Openness is positively related to the experience and usage of recollections, Memory, 18, 774-786.

 

2009

Johannessen, K.B. & Berntsen, D. (2009). Motivation for weight loss affects recall from autobiographical memory in dieters. Memory, 17, 69-83.

Rasmussen, A.S. & Berntsen, D. (2009). Emotional Valence and the Functions of Autobiographical Memories: Positive and Negative Memories Serve Different Functions. Memory & Cognition, 37, 477-492

Rasmussen, A.S. & Berntsen, D. (2009). The possible functions of involuntary autobiographical memories. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 23, 1137-1152.

Rubin, D.C. & Berntsen, D. (2009). Most People who think that they are likely to enter psychotherapy also think it is plausible that they could have forgotten their own memories of childhood sexual abuse. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 23, 170-173.

Rubin, D.C. & Berntsen, D. (2009). The Frequency of Voluntary and Involuntary Autobiographical Memories across the Lifespan. Memory & Cognition, 37, 679-688.

Rubin, D.C., Berntsen, D. & Hutson, M. (2009). The normative and the personal life: Individual differences in life scripts and life story events among USA and Danish undergraduates. Memory, 17, 54-68.

Talarico, J.M., Berntsen, D., & Rubin, D.C. (2009). Positive emotions enhance recall of peripheral details. Cognition and Emotion, 23, 380-398.

Thomsen, D.K. & Berntsen, D. (2009).  The Long-term Impact of Emotionally Stressful Events on Memory Characteristics and Life Story. Applied Cognitive Psychology. 23, 579-598.

 

2008

Berntsen, D. & Jacobsen, A.S. (2008). Involuntary (spontaneous) mental time travel into the past and future. Consciousness & Cognition, 17, 1093-1104.

Berntsen, D. & Rubin, D.C. (2008). The Reappearance Hypothesis Revisited: Recurrent Involuntary Memories after Traumatic Events and in Everyday Life. Memory & Cognition, 36, 449-460

Berntsen, D., Rubin, D.C. & Bohni, K. M. (2008). Contrasting models of PTSD. Reply to Monroe and Mineka. Psychological Review, 115, 1099-1107

Berntsen, D., Rubin, D.C. & Bohni, K. M. (2008). Postscript: Evidence and counterevidence. Psychological Review,115, 1106-1107

Bohn, A. & Berntsen, D. (2008). Life Story Development in Childhood: The Development of Life Story Abilities and the Acquisition of Cultural Life Scripts from Late Middle Childhood to Adolescence. Developmental Psychology. 44, 1135-1147.

Hall, N.M. & Berntsen, D. (2008). The effect of Emotional Stress on Involuntary and Voluntary Conscious Memories. Memory, 16, 48-57

Rubin, D.C., Berntsen, D. & Bohni, K. M. (2008). A Memory Based Model of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder:  Evaluating Basic Assumptions Underlying the PTSD Diagnosis. Psychological Review, 115, 985-1011.

Rubin, D.C., Boals, A., & Berntsen, D. (2008). Memory inPosttraumatic Stress Disorder: Properties of voluntary and involuntary,traumatic and non-traumatic autobiographical memories in people with andwithoutPTSD symptoms. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 137, 591-614

Thomsen, D.K. & Berntsen, D. (2008). The Cultural Life Script and Life Story Chapters Contribute to the Reminiscence Bump, Memory, 16, 420 – 435

 

2007

Rubin, D.C. & Berntsen, D. (2007). People Believe it is Plausible to have Forgotten Memories of Childhood Sexual Abuse. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 44, 776-778.

Bohn, A. & Berntsen, D. (2007). Pleasantness bias in flashbulb memories: Positive and negative flashbulb memories of the fall of the Berlin wall. Memory & Cognition, 35, 565-577

Berntsen, D. & Rubin, D. C.  (2007).  When a trauma becomes a key to identity: Enhanced integration of trauma memories predicts posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms.   Applied Cognitive Psychology, 21, 417-431.

 

2006

Rubin, D.C. & Berntsen, D. (2006). People over forty feel 20% younger than their age: Subjective age across the life span. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 13, 776-780

Berntsen, D. & Rubin, D.C. (2006): Emotion and vantage point in autobiographical memory. Cognition & Emotion, 20,1193-1215

Berntsen, D. & Rubin, D.C. (2006). Flashbulb memories and posttraumatic stress reactions across the life-span: Age-related effects of the German occupation of Denmark during WWII. Psychology and Aging, 21, 127-139.

Berntsen, D. & Rubin, D.C. (2006). Centrality of Event Scale. A measure of integrating a trauma into one’s identity and its relation to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 44, 219-231

 

2005

Thomsen, D.K. & Berntsen, D. (2005). The end point effect in autobiographical memory. More than a calendar is needed. Memory, 13, 846-861

Thomsen. Y. & Berntsen, D. (2005). Knowing that I didn’t know: Preschoolers’ understanding of their own false belief is a predictor of assents to fictitious events. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 19, 505-527

Berntsen, D. & Thomsen, D.K. (2005). Personal memories for remote historical events. Accuracy and clarity for flashbulb memories related to WWII. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 134, 242-257.

 

2004

Berntsen, D. & Hall, N.M. (2004). The episodic nature of involuntary autobiographical memories. Memory & Cognition, 32, 789-803

Berntsen, D. & Rubin, D.C. (2004). Cultural life scripts structure recall from autobiographical memory. Memory & Cognition, 32,427-442

 

2003

Berntsen, D., Willert, M. & Rubin, D.C. (2003). Splintered memories or vivid landmarks?Qualities and organization of traumatic memories with and without PTSD. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 17, 675-693

Rubin, D.C. & Berntsen, D. (2003). Life scripts help to maintain memories of highly positive, but not highly negative, events. Memory & Cognition, 31, 1-14

Thomsen, D. & Berntsen, D. (2003). Snapshots from therapy: Exploring operationalizations and ways of studying flashbulb memories for private events. Memory, 11, 559-570

 

2002

Berntsen, D. (2002). Tunnel memories for autobiographical events: Central details are remembered more frequently from shocking than from happy experiences. Memory & Cognition, 30,1010-1020

Berntsen, D., & Rubin, D.C. (2002). Emotionally charged autobiographical memories across the lifespan: The recall of happy, sad, traumatic, and involuntary memories. Psychology and Aging,17,636-652

Berntsen, D. (2002). Tautology and the phenomenology of depression.Il cannocchiale. Rivista di studi filosofici, 1, 27-41

 

2001

Berntsen, D. (2001). Involuntary memories of emotional events. Do memories of traumas and extremely happy events differ? Applied Cognitive Psychology, 15, 135-158

 

Before 2000

Berntsen, D. (1999). How is modernist poetry "embodied"?Metaphor and Symbol, 14, 101-102.

Berntsen, D. (1999). Retrospektiv opklaring af overgreb - kan vi stole på børns erindringer? [Detecting child sexual abuse retrospectively – can we trust childrens memories?]  Psyke & Logos, 20, 531-568.

Berntsen, D. (1998). Voluntary and involuntary access to autobiographical memory. Memory, 6, 113-141.

Berntsen, D. (1998). Man kan ikke binde ånd. Striden om falske erindringer. [Memory cannot be chained: On false memories in Psychotherapy] Psyke & Logos, 19, 31-67.

Berntsen, D. & Kennedy, J.M. (1996). Unresolved contradictions specifying attitudes in metaphor, irony, understatement and tautology. Poetics, 24, 13-29

Berntsen, D. (1996). Involuntary autobiographical memories. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 10, 435-454

Berntsen, D. & Kennedy, J.M. (1994). Contradictions between metaphors: A means of expressing an attitude. Metaphor and Symbolic Activity. 9, 193-209

 

Monographs and edited books (peer reviewed)

Berntsen, D. (2009). Involuntary autobiographical memories. An introduction to the unbidden past. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Berntsen, D. (1997). Moments of recollection. A study of involuntary autobiographical memories. Ph.D. thesis,  Department of Psychology. University of Aarhus.

Berntsen, D. & Rubin, D.C. (2012) (Eds.). Understanding autobiographical memory: Theories and approached. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Watson, L.A. & Berntsen, D. (Eds.) (in press). Clinical perspectives on autobiographical memory. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

 

Monographs (other)

Berntsen, D. (2014). Erindring. [Recollection]. Tænkepause serien, Aarhus: Aarhus University Press.

Berntsen, D. (2005). Lidt skydning i gaderne tog vi ret roligt ... En psykologisk tematisering af erindringsbilleder fra Danmarks besættelse 1940-45 [A little shooting in the streets didn’t bother us much... Autobiographical memories from the German occupation of Denmark 1940-45 from a psychological perspective]. Aarhus: Forlaget Klim.

Berntsen, D. & Larsen, S.F. (1993). Læsningens former [Ways of reading and appreciating literature]. Aalborg: Forlaget biblioteksarbejde.

 

Book chapters (peer reviewed)

Koppel, M. & Berntsen, D. (2019). The Cue-Dependency of the “Reminiscence Bumps” in Autobiographical Memory and Memory for Public Events: What They Reveal About Memory Organization. In J. Mace (ed). The organization and structure of autobiographical memory. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Congleton, A. R., & Berntsen, D. (2018). The assessment of autobiographical memory. An overview of behavioral methods. In H. Otani & B. L. Schwartz (Eds). Handbook of research methods in memory. Routledge: New York.

Berntsen, D. (2018). Flashbulb memories and social identity. In O. Luminet, & A. Curci (Eds.). Flashbulb memories. New issues and new perspectives 2nd edition.Psychology Press

Berntsen, D. (2015). From everyday life to trauma: Research on everyday involuntary memories advances our understanding of intrusive memories of trauma. In L.A. Watson, & D. Berntsen (Eds.). Clinical perspectives on autobiographical memory. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Berntsen, D. (2015). Autobiographical memory in clinical disorders: A final discussion. . In L.A. Watson, & D. Berntsen (Eds.). Clinical perspectives on autobiographical memory. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Watson, L.A. & Berntsen, D.(2015). Introduction. In L.A. Watson, & D. Berntsen (Eds.). Clinical perspectives on autobiographical memory. Cambridge University Press.

Berntsen, D. & Watson, A.L. (2014).  Involuntary autobiographical memories in daily life and in clinical disorders.  In T. Perfect & S. Lindsay (Eds.). Handbook of Applied Memory, (pp. 501-519) London: SAGE.

Bohn, A. & Berntsen, D. (2013). Cultural life scripts and the development of personal memories. In Bauer, P, & Fivush, R. (Eds.). Handbook of the Development of Children’s Memory. (pp. 626-644). Wiley-Blackwell.

Berntsen, D. (2012). Spontaneous recollections: Involuntary autobiographical memories as a basic mode of remembering. In D. Berntsen & D.C. Rubin (Eds.). Understanding autobiographical memory: Theories and approaches. (pp. 290-310) Cambridge. Cambridge University Press

Berntsen, D. & Rubin, D.C. (2012). Understanding autobiographical memory: An ecological theory. In D. Berntsen & D.C. Rubin (Eds.). Understanding autobiographical memory: Theories and approaches. (pp. 333-355). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Berntsen, D. & Bohn, A. (2009). Cultural life scripts and individual life stories. In P. Boyer & J. Wertsch, J. (Eds.) Memory in Mind and Culture. (pp.62-82). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Berntsen, D. (2009). Flashbulb memories and social identity. In O. Luminet, & A. Curci (Eds.). Flashbulb memories. New issues and new perspectives (pp. 187-205).Psychology Press

Rubin, D. C.  & Berntsen, D. (2008).  How Memory for Stressful Events affects Identity.  In M. Naka, & K. Yamashita (Eds.) Psychology of self: An approach to cognitive psychology (pp. 118-129).  Toyo: Kaneko Shobo. 

Berntsen, D. (2007). Involuntary autobiographical memories: Speculations, findings and an attempt to integrate them. In John H. Mace (Ed.):  Involuntary Memory. (pp. 20-50). Malden: Blackwell.

Berntsen, D. (2001) "Io sono quelle che sono". La tautologia nella fenomenologia della depressione. [I am what I am. Tautology and the phenomenology of depression]. A. Brunella (Ed.) I Libri di Montag. Filosofia della medicina. (pp. 47-61). Rome: Manifestolibri srl

Larsen, S.F. & Berntsen, D. (2000). Bartlett's trilogy of memory. Reconstructing the concept of attitude. In A. Saito (Ed.). Beyond Bartlett. Interface of cognitive and sociocultural science (pp. 90-114).  Psychology Press.

Berntsen, D. & Larsen, S.F. (1996). Personal and non-personal narrativity in reading. In Kreuz, R.J. & MacNealy. M.S. (Eds.), Empirical approaches to literature and aesthetics (pp. 615-631). Noorwood, NJ: Ablex.

Berntsen, D. & Kennedy, J.M. (1995): Contradictions in literary texts: A means of expressing an attitude. in: G. Rusch (Ed.) Empirical approaches to literature. Preceedings of the 4th Conference of the International Society for the Empirical Study of Literature (pp. 333- 337). Siegen: Siegen University Press.

 

Book chapters (other)

Berntsen, D. (2013). Den tabte tid: Erindringsformidling og selvbiografisk hukommelse [The time lost: Reminiscence work and autobiographical memory] . In E. Aasted (Ed.). Den Gamle By. Danmarks Købstad Museum 2012 (pp. 14-22). Aarhus: Den Gamle by.

Berntsen, D. & Anne Scharling Rasmussen (2011). Erindringer om begivenheder, som aldrig fandt sted: ‘Lost in the mall’ eksperimentet. I Henrik Høgh-Olesen og Thomas Dalsgaard (Red). Tyve eksperimenter, der ændrede vores syn på mennesket” (pp. 281-299). Aarhus: PluraFutura Publishing.

Thomsen, Y. & Berntsen, D. (2002). Rørte han ved dig? Børns pålidelighed som vidner belyst ud fra vidnepsykologiske eksperimenter og studier af  erindringsevnens udvikling. [Did he touch you? Children’s reliability as witnesses discussed on the basis of eyewitness psychology and autobiographical memory development] I M. Hermansen og A. Poulsen (Eds.). Antologi om barne- og udviklingspsykologi.(pp. 183-211). Forlaget Klim.

Berntsen, D. (2000). Børn kan godt digte – især med voksenhjælp. [Children are able to make up stories – especially when adults help] I J. Rantorp (Ed.). På den anden side. [On the other side] (pp. 31-44) København: PMF

 

Miscellanies Publications

Berntsen, D. (2014). Erindringsformidling. Fagligt Forum. Dansk Magisterforening. https://www.dm.dk/FagligtForum/KulturSundhed/Artikler/Erindringsf...

Berntsen, D. (2007). Fortidens uforudsigelighed. Magasinet Humaniora, nr. 3, pp. 26 – 29.

Berntsen, D. (2006). Krigens sår: Traumatiske erindringer fra Danmarks besættelse 1940-45. [Scars form the war. Traumatic memories from the occupation of Denmark 1940-1945] Gerontologi.

Jacobsen, A.S. & Berntsen, D. (2006). Eftervirkninger af tsunamien [Psychological aftermath of the tsunami]. Psykolog Nyt, 60, 10-18

Berntsen, D. (2005). Blitz-erindringer og traumer fra Danmarks besættelse. Psykolog Nyt, 29.04.05. Article in the Journal of the Danish Psychologist Union.

Berntsen, D. (2004). Da hukommelseskrigen kom til Danmark [When the memory war came to Denmark. ] Kronik [Feature article in national newspaper] Morgenavisen JyllandsPosten, 11.18.04

Berntsen, D., Rasmussen, S., Smith, S.F., Willadsen, J., (2004). Rapport på afveje. [Misleading Report. Debate article in the Journal of the Danish Psychologist Union.] Psykolog Nyt, 24.11.04.

Berntsen, D. (2001). Opklaring af overgreb. [Discovering sexual abuse. Debate article in the Journal of the Danish Psychologist Union.]. Psykolog Nyt, 23.02.01

Berntsen, D. (1999). Børn kan godt digte [Children are able to make up stories] Kronik [feature article in national newspaper] Information, 26.10.99

Berntsen, D. (1999). Hvordan bliver et lille barns vidneudsagn til? Kommentar til professor, dr. jur. Eva Smith. [The development of a child's testimony. A commentary to Law Professor dr. Jur. Eva Smith.] Bulletin for Forum for Antropologisk Psykologi, 1. Special issue, 1999.

Berntsen, D. (1998). Dyrs begreber. [Animal categorization]. Bulletin for Forum for Antropologisk Psykologi,  4, 63-69. Aarhus Universitet.

Berntsen, D. (1998). I erindringens fuglebur. [In the aviarium of memory]. Samvirke, 2.

Berntsen, D. (1997). Spontane erindringer i hverdagen. [Spontaneous memories in daily life] Psykologisk set, 24, 39-45

Berntsen, D. (1997). Også fortiden kommer bag på os. [Also the past takes us by surprise]  Humaniora, 3, 8-12

Berntsen, D. (1997). Examining differences between involuntary and voluntary recollections. In Read, D.J. & Lindsay, D.S. (Eds.). Recollections of trauma. Scientific eveidence and clinical practice (p. 567). NATO ASI series. New York: Plenum Press

 

Invited Scientific Talks

Berntsen, D. (2018). Involuntary autobiographical memories. University of Southampton, October 17.

Berntsen, D. (2017). Trauma and Memory Distortions: A view from Autobiographical Memory Research. Invited talk at Trauma and memory distortion. Symposium International Graduate School of Neuroscience, RUB - Ruhr University Bochum, November 6.

Berntsen, D., (2017) Involuntary autobiographical memories and their mechanisms. Invited talk at Neuroscience Day, Nyborg; September 7,

Berntsen, D. (2017). The dynamics of autobiographical memory. Keynote speech at the 15th European Congress of Psychology; Amsterdam, July 10-15

Berntsen, D., (2017) Invited talk at the symposium, Forgetting: A forgotten issue, University of Edinburgh and Royal Society of Edinburgh, June 15-16

Berntsen, D. (2016). Involuntary autobiographical memories: An introduction to the unbidden past. University of Hertzfordshire, October 26, 2016

Berntsen, D. (2016). Hukommelsens Mysterier. Lundbeck Lecture. October 11 and 13.

Berntsen, D. (2016). Involuntary autobiographical memories and involuntary future projections: Researching the unbidden past and future. Hamburg University, August 22, 2016

Berntsen, D. (2015). Selvbiografisk Hukommelse. Brown bag talk ved DPU, Aarhus Campus, Sept. 3, 2015.

Berntsen, D. (2015). Mindedage, erindring og social identitet. Inviteret foredrag ved Det Lærde Selskabs 70-års jubilæum, 31. august, 2015.

Berntsen, D. (2015). Why am I remembering this now? Involuntary autobiographical memories and their mechanisms. Invited talk, Washington University in St. Louis. April 7, 2015.

Berntsen, D. (2015). Hvordan kan vi vække erindringer hos personer med demens? Demensdage 2015. 11-12 maj, 2015.

Berntsen, D. (2014). Stereotypes and realities: from the perspective of a female center leader. The annual meeting of the Danish National Research Foundation, November 7, 2014.

Berntsen, D. (2014). Hukommelse og Skoleminder. Festsymposium på DPU/DPB i anledning af Skole i 200 år. October 31, 2014

Berntsen, D. (2014). Involuntary Autobiographical Memories: A Short Cut to the Personal Past. Comparative Perspectives on Autobiographical memory, Aarhus, June 18-19, 2014

Berntsen, D. (2014). Involuntary Autobiographical Memories: An Introduction the Unbidden Past. Invited talk Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies, May 12, 2014,

Berntsen, D. (2014). Intrusive memories of traumatic events: How should they be explained? ESTD [European Society for Trauma and Dissociation] conference 27-29 March, Copenhagen

Berntsen, D. (2014). The integration or disintegration of traumatic memories in PTSD. neurex workshop “the self: from autobiographical memories to the life story”. Straabourg, January 12-14.

Berntsen, D. (2013). Involuntary and voluntary remembering of trauma: Key assumptions of PTSD evaluated in the light of autobiographical memory research. Keynote talk. SARMAC  X, Amsterdam, June 26-29.

Berntsen, D. (2013). Involuntary autobiographical memories: the low road to the personal past. Keynote address European Congress of Psychology. Stockholm. July, 9-12.

Berntsen, D. (2013). What is the stressor in PTSD? A memory based model. Invited plenary talk at the 54th Annual Meeting of the Scandinavian College of NeuroPsychopharmacology Copenhagen – 2-4 May 2013

Berntsen, D. (2013). Reminiscence activities in The Old Town in relation to autobiographical memory. Invited talk at The Old Town in Aarhus.

Berntsen, D. (2013). Involuntary (spontaneous) autobiographical memories: A basic mode of remembering. Invited talk at Lund University, March 22.

Berntsen, D. (2012). Involuntary autobiographical memories in everyday life and in clinical disorders. Clinical Perspectives on Autobiographical memory, Aarhus University, June 11-14.

Berntsen, D. (2012). Traumatic experiences in autobiographical memory. Trauma and Traumatization in and Beyond Biblical Literature. Aarhus University, June 2012

Berntsen, D. (2012). Living on two planets. Normative and traumatic transitions in individual and collective remembering. Matchpoints Seminars, Aarhus University, May  10-12.

Berntsen, D. (2012). Involuntary autobiographical memories in humans: Implications for comparative research. Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Antropology. Leipzig, Germany, September 21.

Berntsen, D. (2011). Remembering and forecasting: Involuntary (spontaneous) Mental Time Travel into the past and future. Emory Cognition Project Workshop. Emory University, September 29th to October 1st.

Berntsen, D. (2011). Involuntary (spontane) selvbiografiske erindringer. Københavns Universitet. Selskabet for psykologi og filosofi,  22.09.11

Berntsen, D. (2011). Always look on the bright side of life: Social and cultural constraints on autobiographical memor. Center for Subjectivity Research, September 22, 2011

Berntsen, D. (2011). Involuntary Autobiographical Memories: A basic mode of remembering. State of the art lecture at The 12th European Congress of Psychology, Istanbul. July 4-8

Berntsen, Dorthe; Rubin, David C.; Siegler, Ilene C. (2011). The role of traumatic and positive events for life story and identity. Presentation in invited symposium at State The 12th European Congress of Psychology, Istanbul. July 4-8.

Berntsen, D. (2011). Remembering and forecasting: Involuntary (spontaneous) Mental Time Travel into the past and future. The 2nd conference of comparative cognition CompCog: Current challenges and applications of comparative cognition. Prague, Czech Republic, 25-27 May 2011

Berntsen, D. (2010). Involuntary autobiographical memories: basic mode of remembering. Keynote address at Theoretical Perspectives on Autobiographical Memory, Aarhus University, 13-16 June, 2010.

Berntsen, D. (2010). Remembering our past. Social and cultural constraints on life story and identity. Semiotics Research Seminar, Aarhus University, October, 2010.

Berntsen, D. (2010). The unbidden past. Involuntary autobiographical memories as a basic mode of remembering. Center for the Study of Human Cognition, Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, October, 2010

Berntsen, D. (2010). Remembering our past. Social and cultural constraints on autobiographical memory. Eilert Sundt Lecture, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Oslo, October, 2010

Berntsen, D. (2009). Center on Autobiographical Memory Research. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Danish National Research Foundation, October,  2009.

Berntsen, D. (2008,). How Cultural Life Scripts guide mental time travel into the past and future. Invited talk at the Marial Center Conference on Culture, Family and Communicative Memory, Emory University, Atlanta.

Berntsen, D. (2008). Autobiographical Memory and mental time travel. Invited address at the Social Sciences Seminar, Aarhus University, October, 2008.

Berntsen, D. (2008). Mental time travel and cultural structures of subjective time. Invited address at the Cognition, Culture and Communication Research Cluster, Aarhus university, October, 2008.

Berntsen, D. (2008). Selvbiografisk erindring og evnen til at rejse mentalt i tid. Forelæsning ved Det lærde Selskab, Aarhus Universitet. 30 sept. 2008.

Berntsen, D. (2008). Selvbiografisk erindring og evnen til at rejse mentalt i tid. Forelæsning for 25 års jubilarer v. Aarhus Universitets 80 års jubilæum, 12 sept. 2008.

Berntsen, D. (2008). Sindets videnskab og evnen til at rejse mentalt i tid. Forelæsning ved Psykologisk Instututs 40 års jubilæum, September 2008.

Rubin, D. C. & Berntsen, D. (2008).  The Role of Autobiographical Memory in Understanding Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.  Invited seminar.  Emory University, Atlanta.  December.

Berntsen, D. (2006). Involuntære selvbiografiske erindringer. Tiltrædelsesforelæsning som professor, Psykologisk Institut, 2. december 2006.

Berntsen, D. (2006). What happened to Ebbinghaus second category of memory? Experimental studies on involuntary conscious memories. Department of Psychology, Washington University in St. Louis. November 2008

Berntsen, D. (2006). What happened to Ebbinghaus second category of memory? Basic findings on involuntary autobiographical memories. Psychological and Brain Sciences, Duke University. October 2008.

Berntsen, D. (2006). Enduring flashbulb memories and social identity. Inviteret præsentation ved konferencen: Collective memory. Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium, June 24-25, 2006.

Berntsen, D. (2006). Enduring memories for remote historical events. The role of emotion and identity. Inviteret gæsteforelæsning ved J.W. Goethe Universität, Frankfurt. 22. maj 2006

Berntsen, D. (2006). Enduring flashbulb memories and social identity. Inviteret præsentation ved konferencen

Berntsen, D. (2006). Flashbulb memories for remote events. The role of social identity. Inviteret præsentation ved konferencen: Individual and Collective Memory. Conceptual Foundations. Washington University in St. Louis. May 12-14, 2006.

Berntsen, D. (2006). Enduring memories for remote historical events. The role of emotion and identity. Inviteret gæsteforelæsning ved Stockholm Universitet, 27. Februar, 2006.

Berntsen, D. (2005). Autobiographical memories from WWII. Inviteret præsentation ved American Psychological Society’s 17th Annual Convention. Los Angeles, May 26-29.

Berntsen, D. (2004). Involuntary autobiographical memories. Personal memories specified by environmental context and ongoing activity. Inviteret præsentation ved Conference on Ecological Psychology on the occasion of the centenary of J.J. Gibson’s birth: Aarhus University. August 26-27,

Berntsen, D. (2004). Personal memories for historical events. Accuracy and phenomenology. Inviteret gæsteforelæsning ved Psychological and Brain Sciences, Duke University, March 26.

Berntsen, D. (2000). Memory and emotion: Are pleasant and unpleasant events remembered differently? Inviteret præsentation ved Cognitive Science and Brian Mapping. XIV Sandbjerg Symposium. Danish Society for Neuroscience. May 7-9, 2000.

Berntsen, D. (2000). Autobiographical knowledge and personal significance. Inviteret Symposium ved  XXVII International Congress of Psychology. Stockholm, Sweden, July 23-28.

Berntsen, D. (1998). Kan psykoterapi skabe falske erindringer? Inviteret præsentation ved Psyke & Logos konference: Terapeuter - psykoterapiens svage led; København, 30.01.98

Berntsen, D. (1998). Livshistoriens begrænsninger og det psykiske traume. Inviteret forelæsning ved Forum for Teologi - Psykologi: Faktisk liv og erindret biografi - om afmytologisering af den personlige historie. Århus Universitet, 10.11.98