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ERIC Number: EJ850463
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Nov
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-1363-755X
Development of Flexible Visual Recognition Memory in Human Infants
Robinson, Astri J.; Pascalis, Olivier
Developmental Science, v7 n5 p527-533 Nov 2004
Research using the visual paired comparison task has shown that visual recognition memory across changing contexts is dependent on the integrity of the hippocampal formation in human adults and in monkeys. The acquisition of contextual flexibility may contribute to the change in memory performance that occurs late in the first year of life. To assess this skill, the images are presented on a background of one colour during familiarization and on a different coloured background during the recognition test. Our research showed that recognition memory is impaired by a change in context at 6 and 12 months of age but is unaffected at 18 and 24 months of age. The findings are discussed in relation to hippocampal development and the proposed developmental step in memory at 9-10 months of age.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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