First words and first memories

@article{Morrison2010FirstWA,
  title={First words and first memories},
  author={C. Morrison and M. Conway},
  journal={Cognition},
  year={2010},
  volume={116},
  pages={23-32}
}
In two experiments autobiographical memories from childhood were recalled to cue words naming common objects, locations, activities and emotions. Participants recalled their earliest specific memory associated with each word and dated their age at the time of the remembered event. A striking and specific finding emerged: age of earliest memory was systematically later, by several months, than the age of acquisition of the word to which it was associated. This was the case for earlier and later… Expand
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