Brewer (1986) compared flashbulb
memories and personal memories, concluding that they are not two separate forms of memory, for most personal memories would score high on flashbulb
On the other hand, the involvement of a special memory mechanism in the formation of flashbulb
memories has been much debated in the field.
First we examine the collective nature of flashbulb
memories which, although a requirement for most flashbulb
memory studies, has been largely overlooked.
Neisser and Harsch provide the first contribution to the book with a graphic account of their own investigations and of their findings that flashbulb
memories can be quite mistaken.
However, a healthy proportion of flashbulb
memories related to World War II have stayed intact for more than half a century in Danes, say Dorthe Berntsen and Dorthe K.
Everything was going great until the flashbulb
startled the beast and it tried to head butt me.
ON the red carpet at the GLAAD Media Awards at Hollywood's Kodak Theater last Saturday night, Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton drew little attention compared to the flashbulb
frenzy that would greet honorees Charlize Theron, the cast of ``Will & Grace'' and presenter Jessica Alba.
In further studies, the researchers exposed single-walled carbon nanotubes to flashbulb
light in inert atmospheres and in a vacuum.
The thing I like about Billy's pictures is that even though they're done in ink and pastel, they look like they're lit with a flashbulb
, and they probably are.
Researcher Rebecca Todd said: "It's like the flash of a flashbulb
that illuminates an event as it's captured for memory.
Dave's a moth drawn to a light when he sees a TV camera.
Bob Lieberman, of Intelligent Optical Systems, said: "It's like someone shooting a flashbulb
in your face every few seconds.
28 Nature how to determine the speed of moving objects using broadband, incoherent illumination--like that from a flashbulb
or a strobe light.
These findings contrast with evidence that although people place great confidence in vivid recollections of thoughts, feelings, and activities at the time of learning of a startling event, these socalled flashbulb
memories prove highly inaccurate (SN: 3/13/93, p.
Dr Wynn said yesterday: "People remember it so clearly because something like a flashbulb
has gone off in their memory.