Thursday, April 15, 2010
today in class we were talking about how we all know where we were on 9/11, as do most people and it reminded me of something I learned in my memory and cognition course. Flashbulb memory. Normally memory lessens with time because of interference and what not, but flashbulb memory is a memory that defies time and remains clear. Flashbulb memory occurs when something traumatic or intensely significant (aka 9/11) occurs, the closer you are to the tragedy the stronger the memory. I guess we all could almost infer this info but just gives some scientific backup to the fact that although we were all what, 11 or 12? we remember the day in detail.