Flashbulb Memories and Underlying Cognitive Mechanisms: Reply to Pillemer

Neal J. Cohen, Michael McCloskey, Cynthia G. Wible

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We recently argued (McCloskey, Wible, & Cohen, 1988) that the available evidence fails to warrant postulation of a special flashbulb memory mechanism. Although apparently agreeing with our conclusion, Pillemer (1990) criticizes us on a number of grounds. In this reply we address Pillemer's criticisms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)97-100
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Experimental Psychology: General
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1990
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Psychology(all)
  • Developmental Neuroscience


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