Saturday, July 28, 2012

Creating Flashbulb Memories

Did you know that Flashbulb memories may be more likely to form in the presence of specific criteria? For example, the event needs to be novel and surprising, intense enough to trigger an emotional reaction, and important enough to the individual to have a significant impact. In addition, the amount of background information the person has learned prior to the event could impact the quality of the memory, while talking about the event with others and/or frequently hearing media coverage of the event could lead to overlearning of the information.

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