flashbulb memory


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Related to flashbulb memory: Iconic memory, Proactive interference, Serial position effect

flashbulb memory

n
(Psychology) psychol the clear recollections that a person may have of the circumstances associated with a dramatic event
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began his research into flashbulb memory the day the Space Shuttle Challenger disintegrated in 1986.
Classic flashbulb memory events are hearing about the assassination of John Kennedy, the death of Princess Diana, and, most recently, the World Trade Center attack on September 11, 2001.
Their perspectives include verbalizing musical memories, flashbulb memory for September 11 and the Columbia Space Shuttle disaster, remembering social information, children's strategic regulation of memory accuracy, and building basic memories into more complex knowledge.