Features of Autobiographical Memory: Theoretical and Empirical Issues in the Measurement of Flashbulb Memory

  title={Features of Autobiographical Memory: Theoretical and Empirical Issues in the Measurement of Flashbulb Memory},
  author={Antonietta Curci and Tiziana Lanciano},
  journal={The Journal of General Psychology},
  pages={129 - 152}
Flashbulb memories (FBMs) were defined by R. Brown and J. Kulik (1977) as vivid, detailed, and long-lasting memories for attributes of the reception context of public news. Unlike ordinary autobiographical memories, they are conceived as auto-biographical formations that noticeably integrate specific perceptual details. The authors aimed to test a measurement model for FBMs as compared with event memory (EM) by hypothesizing that a categorical, rather than dimensional, approach would be more… 
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