Autobiographical memory in middle childhood: Recollections of the recent and distant past

@article{Abbema2005AutobiographicalMI,
  title={Autobiographical memory in middle childhood: Recollections of the recent and distant past},
  author={Dana L. Van Abbema and P. Bauer},
  journal={Memory},
  year={2005},
  volume={13},
  pages={829 - 845}
}
To address the question of whether memories from early childhood survive into later childhood, participants visited the laboratory at age 3 and again at 7, 8, or 9. At age 3, each talked with a parent about six events; at the later age each child talked with a researcher about four of these distant events as well as two more recent events. School-aged children recalled fewer than half of the distant events introduced. Further, the proportion of distant events recalled was negatively correlated… Expand
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