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9/11 Flashbulb Memories

Closeness counts when it comes to how strong our memories are. While many people remember where they were when they heard the news of attacks on the World Trade Center, brain researchers say those who were close to the scene formed memories that still provoke the brain’s response to danger.

What sort of stimuli might account for the different reactions of those who were close to the event?

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