Your FLASH Rating

Your ordinary memory may be absolutely superlative, but (for whatever the reason) your "emotional" capture of LIFE-CHANGING past events is probably minimal. Which is no big deal. (Unless you repress ALL traumatic events, and ALL memories associated with them.) This quiz is designed only as a guidepost. If you found any of the questions to be ambiguous (or non-applicable) give yourself another lightbulb. In the meantime, if you wish to understand MORE about "flashbulb" memories (a genuine psychological phenomenon), then please read Flashbulb Memories (Essays in Cognitive Psychology), by Martin A. Conway. Or...Affect and Accuracy in Recall: Studies of "Flashbulb" Memories (Emory Symposia in Cognition, No. 4).

The description reads: "Recollections of unexpected and emotional events (called "flashbulb" memories) have long been the subject of theoretical speculation..."

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