AreYoung children susceptible to the false-memory illusion?

  title={AreYoung children susceptible to the false-memory illusion?},
  author={Charles J. Brainerd and Valerie F. Reyna and T J Forrest},
  journal={Child development},
  volume={73 5},
False memories have typically been found to be more common during early childhood than during later childhood or adulthood. However, fuzzy-trace theory makes the counterintuitive prediction that some powerful forms of adult false memory will be greatly attenuated in early childhood, an important example being the Deese/Roediger/McDermott (DRM) illusion. Three developmental studies of this illusion (N = 282) found that (1) it was at near-floor levels in young children, (2) it was still below… CONTINUE READING

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