The formation of flashbulb memories

  title={The formation of flashbulb memories},
  author={Martin A. Conway and Stephen J. Anderson and Steen Folke Larsen and C. M. Donnelly and Mark A. McDaniel and Alastair McClelland and R. E. Rawles and Robert H. Logie},
  journal={Memory \& Cognition},
A large group of subjects took part in a multinational test-retest study to investigate the formation of flashbulb (FS) memories for learning tie news of the resignation of the British prime minister, Margaret Thatcher. Over 86% of the U.K. subjects were found to have FB memories nearly 1 year after the resignation; their memory reports were characterized by spontaneous, accurate, and full recall of event details, including minutiae. In contrast, less than 29%a of the non-U.K. subjects had FB… 
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