Near-Death Experience Memories Include More Episodic Components Than Flashbulb Memories

  title={Near-Death Experience Memories Include More Episodic Components Than Flashbulb Memories},
  author={Helena Cassol and Estelle A. C. Bonin and Christine Bastin and Ninon Puttaert and Vanessa Charland-Verville and Steven Laureys and Charlotte Martial},
  journal={Frontiers in Psychology},
Memories of near-death experiences (NDEs) are recalled as “realer” than memories of other real or imagined events. Given their rich phenomenology, emotionality and consequentiality, it was hypothesized that they could meet some aspects of the definition of flashbulb memories. We aimed to identify and compare the episodic and non-episodic information provided in verbal recollections of NDE, flashbulb, and control autobiographical memories. The phenomenological characteristics and centrality of… 

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