Cognitive psychologist discusses forming personal memories of public events
Where were you when everything changed on 9/11? What you remembered about that day 20 years ago may very much differ from how you remember it today —
and all of those memories are shaped and influenced by what’s happening in your present day, Jennifer Talarico, professor and head of psychology, explained to the Associated Press.
Well known for her expertise about flashbulb memory in association with traumatic events, Talarico has been called upon by many press outlets over the past several weeks to discuss how our memories of 9/11 have changed over time.
“Our present influences how we remember the past — sometimes in a known way, sometimes in a way we don’t notice,” Talarico shared.