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    Flashbulb Memories

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    Do Flashbulb memories differ from other forms of memory? “Our past is preserved in a variety of memories of very different nature” (Salaman, 1970) There are many proposed divisions and sub-divisions of human memory, such as working memory, procedural memory, semantic memory or episodic memory. Many of the systems seem to overlap, with each having varying functions related to the maintenance of what is essentially human life. For example, episodic and autobiographical memory fundamentally share

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    Flashbulb Memory

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    only a small amount is carried to the short-term memory store, which can hold up to 7 items for up to 12 seconds. If the memory is rehearsed enough times it will be stored into long-term memory, otherwise the information disappears. An example of this would be the serial position effect; in which the primacy effect is where people can recall the first few items seen on a list and recency, in which people can only recall the last few words. Glanzer and Cunitz (1966) studied this concept using 240

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    A Flashbulb Memory

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    you felt as if your memory was taking a photograph, keeping the memory implanted in your brain for the rest of your life? This is a prime example of flashbulb memory. Flashbulb memory is a term that pertains to a person’s memory of hearing about extremely shocking events (Goldstein, 2011, p. 209). Flashbulb memory is not the memory for the event itself, but it’s the memory of how the person heard about the specific event (Goldstein, 2011, p. 209). This means that a flashbulb memory includes where you

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    What are Flashbulb Memories?

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    Flashbulb memories are commonly thought of when people look back at a memorable moment in time and remember every detail like it was yesterday. However, research shows us flashbulb memories are not all they appear to be. Flashbulb memories are defined as “memories for the circumstances in which one first learned of a very surprising and consequential (or emotionally arousing) event” (Winograd, 1983). This suggest in order for a memory to become a flashbulb memory it must be emotionally arousing and

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    Memory is an important skill used in every day life, from identifying suspects of a crime to remembering if you turned the oven off before leaving the house. However, the accuracy of human memory is a topic of great debate and some even question whether or not we should trust our memories at all. This essay will argue that flashbulb memory is not reliably accurate when it comes to recalling details of past events because many details have the potential to be forgotten. After discussing an experiment

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    Flashbulb Memories: Special Mechanism

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    who experienced it due to flashbulb memory. Flashbulb memories were defined by R. Brown and J. Kulik (1977) as vivid, detailed, and long-lasting memories for attributes of the reception context of public news (Curci, A., & Lanciano, T., 2009). The people who experience such huge events are certain that their flashbulb memories are very accurate and can give in detail what occurred to them in those events (Schwartz, 2013). Furthermore events that generate flashbulb memories are usually very surprising

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    Flashbulb and “flashbulb-like” memories are controversial. A person could be confident their memory is correct, yet it could be completely false. For the purpose of this paper, I decided to take one of my own private flashbulb memories, when my grandma died, and analyze what I remember. This special memory may be completely accurate, or may have been rehearsed so many times that certain details have become misrepresented. My flashbulb memory occurred on July 14, 2008, at 3:35am. I had just turned

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    Flashbulb memory is when a person learns or experiences a very surprising and emotional arousing events (Matlin, 155). As it is a long lasting memory that people report vivid details about a traumatic event, it has been the subjects of recent scientific studies. Recent findings have mentioned a relationship between flashbulb memory and the September 11, 2001 attack. An article published in the American Psychological Association entitled “Seared in Our Memories” written by Bridget Murray Law analyzes

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    Flashbulb Memory Essay

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    Memories, although popularly believed to be a reliable source of information, are actually quite malleable and subject to change. As a result of memories being malleable, Jim’s recollection of the event in which he found out about his parents winning the lottery, was inaccurate. In this essay, I will explain in further detail as to why Jim’s memory of this event differs from the actual event through the three memory processes: encoding, storage, and retrieval. To begin, I will explain encoding

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    Memory is the retention of information over time. More specifically, flashbulb memories are a type of memory that encodes information during an emotional event. Upon encoding a flashbulb memory, the recollection of the event is stored, and then later retrieved. The aforementioned processes including encoding, storage and retrieval are involved with every memory. Regarding Jim’s situation where he described a flashbulb memory of a time where he remembered his parents winning the lottery and certain

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