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Considering the theories of memory, why can you remember the events in your life on 9/11/2001 and not on most other days?

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The theory of memory that can be associated with the 911 event is known as "flashbulb memory". The notion of flashbulb memory was first proposed by Brown and Kulik (1977 as cited in Hirst, Phelps, Buckner, Budson, Cuc, Gabrieli et al., 2009) to explain why tragic events are remembered. The Theory of flashbulb memory posits that the memories are significant enough that they are viewed as vividly, completely and accurately as a photograph "(p. 161). Hirst et al define the term flashbulb memory as referring to circumstances in which one "learned of the event and would include memories of where, when, and from whom one learned of, for instance, the terrorist attack of September 11. The term "event memory" refers to memory for facts about the event.

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