Do you need a flash' to form a flashbulb memory?

  title={Do you need a flash' to form a flashbulb memory?},
  author={Charles A. Weaver},
  journal={Journal of Experimental Psychology: General},
  • C. A. Weaver
  • Published 1 March 1993
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Experimental Psychology: General
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