Flashbulb memories

@article{Brown1977FlashbulbM,
  title={Flashbulb memories},
  author={R. Brown and J. Kulik},
  journal={Cognition},
  year={1977},
  volume={5},
  pages={73-99}
}
Flashbulb Memories are memories for the circumstances in which one first learned of a very surprising and consequential (or emotionally arousing) event. Hearing the news that President John Kennedy had been shot is the prototype case. Almost everyone can remember, with an almost perceptual clarity, where he was when he heard, what he was doing at the time, who told him, what was the immediate aftermath, how he felt about it, and also one or more totally idiosyncratic and often trivial… Expand
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  • K. Ochsner
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of experimental psychology. General
  • 2000
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