The emotional and reconstructive determinants of emotional memories: An experimental approach to flashbulb memory investigation

  title={The emotional and reconstructive determinants of emotional memories: An experimental approach to flashbulb memory investigation},
  author={Tiziana Lanciano and Antonietta Curci and G{\"u}n R. Semin},
  pages={473 - 485}
Flashbulb memories (FBMs) are vivid and detailed memories of the reception context of a public emotional event. Brown and Kulik (1977) introduced the label FBM to suggest the idea that individuals are able to preserve knowledge of an event in an indiscriminate way, in analogy with a photograph that preserves all details of a scene. Research work on FBMs has primarily been conducted using a naturalistic approach in order to explore the role of the emotional and reconstructive factors on FBM… 
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