ERIC Number: EJ915158
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
The Life I Once Remembered: The Waxing and Waning of Early Memories
Bauer, Patricia J.
Zero to Three (J), v30 n2 p14-21 Nov 2009
Adults experience a paucity of memories from infancy and early childhood. This childhood amnesia contributed to the impression that infants and young children lacked the ability to remember the experiences of their lives. The development of nonverbal tests of memory led to a revision of this perspective and a wealth of evidence that young children and even infants remember. Contemporary research into the multiple determinants of the development of memory, from the brain structures that make remembering possible to the social context of remembering, has advanced the understanding of how memory develops in children and has pulled back the veil on the mystery of childhood amnesia among adults.
Descriptors: Nonverbal Tests, Young Children, Infants, Memory, Social Environment, Long Term Memory, Brain, Context Effect
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