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Flashbulb memory

A flashbulb memory is a memory laid down in great detail during a highly personally significant event. These memories are to be percieved to have a "photographic" quality.

For example, a great many people can remember exactly where they were when they heard about the destruction of the World Trade Center or the assassination of John F. Kennedy or John Lennon.

However, research has shown that flashbulb memories may be no more accurate than ordinary memories.

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