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ERIC Number: EJ1027458
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0009-3920
The Eyes Know Time: A Novel Paradigm to Reveal the Development of Temporal Memory
Pathman, Thanujeni; Ghetti, Simona
Child Development, v85 n2 p792-807 Mar-Apr 2014
Temporal memory in 7-year-olds, 10-year-olds, and young adults (N = 78) was examined introducing a novel eye-movement paradigm. Participants learned object sequences and were tested under three conditions: temporal order, temporal context, and recognition. Age-related improvements in accuracy were found across conditions; accuracy in the temporal conditions was correlated with conventional time knowledge. Eye movements tracked the veridicality of temporal order memory in adults and 10-year-olds seconds before providing memory judgments, suggesting that these movements reflect implicit access to temporal information. Seven-year-olds overall did not show this eye-movement effect, but those who did were more accurate than those who did not. Results suggest that eye movements capture aspects of temporal memory development that precede overt decision processes--with implications for hippocampal development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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