Flashbulb Memories Essay
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 …show more content…
In a further criticism Neisser (1982c) has claimed that FMs are not specially encoded and therefore not unique. Neisser proposed that FMs were Simply ordinary memories made clearer and longer lasting by frequent rehearsal after the event. This argument seems quite logical, as particularly in this global age the media and society frequently replay and retell events of extreme public attention or emotion. Flashbulb memories could therefore be seen as memories that have be actively reconstructed to such an extent that they can be clearly