Flashbulb's Finest... Or Worst

Carlo and Aric : )


We chose this topic because it affects many people when a certain thing happens and we find it interesting when this event happens. Our research will help understand everything we don't know about it.

Explanation of a FBM

It is a detailed/vivid memory of a moment and circumstance in which a a surprising and consequential piece of news was seen, or herd.

The Brain

It shows as an emotion, and is in the amygdala. The part of the brain that can fail is the frontal lobe which categories are lost while at the moment of the occurrence is overloaded and focused on certain things. Many scientists say that it is a normal memory, but in your subconscious it is replayed thousands of times before becoming an extremity thought.
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Scientists and the Studies

Scientists (major)
- George Sperling (one of the best known)
His Studies
- researched iconic memories
- process of getting information out of memory storage (encoding)
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Intersting Stuff ... ish

During the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, and Robert F. Kennedy, there more reports of spikes in flashbulb occurrences in people that were studied by major scientists such as Brown and Kulik.
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Flashbulb Memories