Type or dimension? A taxometric investigation of flashbulb memories

@article{Lanciano2012TypeOD,
  title={Type or dimension? A taxometric investigation of flashbulb memories},
  author={Tiziana Lanciano and Antonietta Curci},
  journal={Memory},
  year={2012},
  volume={20},
  pages={177 - 188}
}
Flashbulb memories (FBMs) have been defined as vivid and detailed memory of a reception context under which one first heard of a public and unexpected emotional event. One of the issues still open for research on FBMs is to understand whether this latent construct has to be conceptualised as a continuum with other autobiographical memories, or whether it represents a special cluster of memories. This theoretical distinction has some implications for the measurement of the phenomenon, that could… 
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