Array heterogeneity prevents catastrophic forgetting in infants

  title={Array heterogeneity prevents catastrophic forgetting in infants},
  author={Jennifer M. Zosh and Lisa Feigenson},
Working memory is limited in adults and infants. But unlike adults, infants whose working memory capacity is exceeded often fail in a particularly striking way: they do not represent any of the presented objects, rather than simply remembering as many objects as they can and ignoring anything further (Feigenson & Carey, 2003, 2005). Here we explored the nature of this "catastrophic forgetting," asking whether stimuli themselves modulate the way in which infants' memory fails. We showed 13-month… CONTINUE READING

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