Development of autonoetic autobiographical memory in school-age children: genuine age effect or development of basic cognitive abilities?

@article{Picard2009DevelopmentOA,
  title={Development of autonoetic autobiographical memory in school-age children: genuine age effect or development of basic cognitive abilities?},
  author={Laurence Picard and Ism{\'e}ry Reffuveille and Francis Eustache and Pascale Piolino},
  journal={Consciousness and cognition},
  year={2009},
  volume={18 4},
  pages={864-76}
}
This study investigated the mechanisms behind episodic autobiographical memory (EAM) development in school-age children. Thirty children (6-11years) performed a novel EAM test. We computed one index of episodicity via autonoetic consciousness and two indices of retrieval spontaneity (overall and EAM-specific) for a recent period (previous school year) and a more remote one (preschool years). Executive functions, and episodic and personal semantic memory were assessed. Results showed that recent… CONTINUE READING