Flashbulb Memory Quiz


Do You Have "Flashbulb" Memories?
Do you hide a stash of "mental snapshots?"

In times of alarm and during ecstatic moments, the brain may recall shocking details for years afterward. Your amygdala "lights up" and scorches your hippocampus with an indelible imprint.


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Question One

Here's the CLASSIC "flashbulb" question: Can you remember where you were, or what you were doing, when you first heard the news that President Kennedy had been shot?

a) yes

b) no


If you're too young for this question to apply to you, then you may answer this alternate question instead.








































































Question One (Alternate)

Can you remember where you were, or what you were doing, when you first realized that The Twin Towers had been attacked (September 11, 2001)?

a) yes

b) no



























































































Question Two

Can you remember any specific details, or particular experiences, during your first day of kindergarten?

a) yes

b) no



























































































Question Three

Can you recall where you were on the day when you heard the news that the Challenger shuttle carrying Christie McAuliffe had exploded? (Or...Can you recall any specific people, details, or activities during any of your birthdays before the age of ten?)

a) yes

b) no



























































































Question Four

Can you remember what you were doing, or where you were, when you first heard the news that President Reagan had been shot? (Or...Can you recall any particular circumstances during a first wake, funeral, or wedding that you attended?)

a) yes

b) no



























































































Question Five

Can you recall anything you did on the morning of the day you heard that the Berlin Wall was going to be torn down? (If you prefer another question: Can you recall the first or last name of your first childhood crush?)

a) yes

b) no

























































































SCORING...

Count the number of flashbulbs you see. Click on the corresponding number below...

0-2

3-5

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Question Two


Can you remember any specific details, or particular experiences, during your first day of kindergarten?

a) yes

b) no



























































































-Question Three-


Can you recall where you were on the day when you heard the news that the Challenger shuttle carrying Christie McAuliffe had exploded? (Or...Can you recall any specific people, details, or activities during any of your birthdays before the age of ten?)

a) yes

b) no



























































































-Question Four-


Can you remember what you were doing, or where you were, when you first heard the news that President Reagan had been shot? (Or...Can you recall any particular circumstances during a first wake, funeral, or wedding that you attended?)

a) yes

b) no



























































































-Question Five-


Can you recall anything you did on the morning of the day you heard that the Berlin Wall was going to be torn down? (If you prefer another question: Can you recall the first or last name of your first childhood crush?)

a) yes

b) no

























































































-SCORING...-


Count the number of flashbulbs you see. Click on the corresponding number below...

0-2

3-5

Return to Mind Bluff



























































































Question Three


Can you recall where you were on the day when you heard the news that the Challenger shuttle carrying Christie McAuliffe had exploded? (Or...Can you recall any specific people, details, or activities during any of your birthdays before the age of ten?)

a) yes

b) no



























































































-Question Four-


Can you remember what you were doing, or where you were, when you first heard the news that President Reagan had been shot? (Or...Can you recall any particular circumstances during a first wake, funeral, or wedding that you attended?)

a) yes

b) no



























































































-Question Five-


Can you recall anything you did on the morning of the day you heard that the Berlin Wall was going to be torn down? (If you prefer another question: Can you recall the first or last name of your first childhood crush?)

a) yes

b) no

























































































-SCORING...-


Count the number of flashbulbs you see. Click on the corresponding number below...

0-2

3-5

Return to Mind Bluff



























































































Question Four


Can you remember what you were doing, or where you were, when you first heard the news that President Reagan had been shot? (Or...Can you recall any particular circumstances during a first wake, funeral, or wedding that you attended?)

a) yes

b) no



























































































-Question Five-


Can you recall anything you did on the morning of the day you heard that the Berlin Wall was going to be torn down? (If you prefer another question: Can you recall the first or last name of your first childhood crush?)

a) yes

b) no

























































































-SCORING...-


Count the number of flashbulbs you see. Click on the corresponding number below...

0-2

3-5

Return to Mind Bluff



























































































Question Five


Can you recall anything you did on the morning of the day you heard that the Berlin Wall was going to be torn down? (If you prefer another question: Can you recall the first or last name of your first childhood crush?)

a) yes

b) no

























































































-SCORING...-


Count the number of flashbulbs you see. Click on the corresponding number below...

0-2

3-5

Return to Mind Bluff



























































































SCORING...


Count the number of flashbulbs you see. Click on the corresponding number below...

0-2

3-5

Return to Mind Bluff