Array heterogeneity prevents catastrophic forgetting in infants

@article{Zosh2015ArrayHP,
  title={Array heterogeneity prevents catastrophic forgetting in infants},
  author={Jennifer M. Zosh and Lisa Feigenson},
  journal={Cognition},
  year={2015},
  volume={136},
  pages={365-380}
}
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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