Screen memory

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In psychoanalysis a screen memory is described as a memory of childhood characterized both by its exceptional sharpness and its apparntly trivial or insignificant content. Screen memories are not preserved because of their content, but because of the way that their content relates to a content that has been subject to repression. They literally screen or mask repressed memories. The analysis of a screen memory leads to the discovery of indelible childhood experiences and unconscious fantasies, usually of a sexual nature.

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