The role of temporal landmarks in autobiographical memory processes.

@article{Shum1998TheRO,
  title={The role of temporal landmarks in autobiographical memory processes.},
  author={Michael Shou-Yung Shum},
  journal={Psychological bulletin},
  year={1998},
  volume={124 3},
  pages={
          423-42
        }
}
  • M. S. Shum
  • Published 1 November 1998
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychological bulletin
The prevalence of temporal landmarks has been revealed in a wide range of tasks associated with autobiographical memory, such as recall and dating of personal events. The author examined 3 types of events that have usually been considered landmarks: flashbulb memories, 1st experiences, and reference points in personal histories. The differences between landmark events and nonlandmark events are considered, and evidence is presented showing the effect of these landmarks on memory tasks. It is… 

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