Discuss whether flashbulb memories are a special type of memory.

Critically discuss whether flashbulb memories are special (unique) from autobiographical memories.
– Must define what flashbulb memories are and use examples (9/11, president assassinations etc).
– Must compare features of flashbulb memories to autobiographical memories and use examples (recollection, vividness, belief, language, emotion etc).
– Must compare and contrast using a range of recent empirical data.
– Must comment on how future research should explore flashbulb memories.
– Must conclude as to whether flashbulb memories are special and why.