Playing the flashbulb memory game: A comment on Cubelli and Della Sala

  title={Playing the flashbulb memory game: A comment on Cubelli and Della Sala},
  author={A. Curci and M. Conway},
Department of Psychology, City University, London, UKWhen Brown and Kulik (1977) coined the term Flashbulbmemory (FBM) they probably did not envisage the livelydebate that would follow. They defined FBMs as vivid,detailed, and long-lasting memories for the personal circum-stances under which the individual first learned ofa surprising and consequential event. Subsequent studieshave shown that surprise is not a necessary precondition forFBM formation, since FBMs have also been observed… Expand
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