Childhood amnesia in children and adolescents: Their earliest memories

@article{Peterson2005ChildhoodAI,
  title={Childhood amnesia in children and adolescents: Their earliest memories},
  author={C. Peterson and Valerie V. Grant and Lesley D Boland},
  journal={Memory},
  year={2005},
  volume={13},
  pages={622 - 637}
}
Investigations of childhood amnesia have almost exclusively focused on the earliest memories of adults. Here we investigate the earliest memories of children of 6–19 years old. Parents confirmed the memory events and dated the memories. There were surprisingly few developmental differences between the earliest memories of children. Although 6–9-year-olds recalled earlier events than did older children, there were no differences between older age groups. Memories from all age groups were similar… Expand
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