Confidence, Not Consistency, Characterizes Flashbulb Memories

@article{Talarico2003ConfidenceNC,
  title={Confidence, Not Consistency, Characterizes Flashbulb Memories},
  author={Jennifer M Talarico and David C. Rubin},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  year={2003},
  volume={14},
  pages={455 - 461}
}
On September 12, 2001, 54 Duke students recorded their memory of first hearing about the terrorist attacks of September 11 and of a recent everyday event. They were tested again either 1, 6, or 32 weeks later. Consistency for the flashbulb and everyday memories did not differ, in both cases declining over time. However, ratings of vividness, recollection, and belief in the accuracy of memory declined only for everyday memories. Initial visceral emotion ratings correlated with later belief in… 

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