Memory binding in early childhood: evidence for a retrieval deficit.

@article{Lloyd2009MemoryBI,
  title={Memory binding in early childhood: evidence for a retrieval deficit.},
  author={Marianne Lloyd and Ayzit O Doydum and Nora S. Newcombe},
  journal={Child development},
  year={2009},
  volume={80 5},
  pages={1321-8}
}
Previous research has suggested that performance for items requiring memory-binding processes improves between ages 4 and 6 (J. Sluzenski, N. Newcombe, & S. L. Kovacs, 2006). The present study suggests that much of this improvement is due to retrieval, as opposed to encoding, deficits for 4-year-olds. Four- and 6-year-old children (N = 48 per age) were given objects, backgrounds, and object + background combinations to remember. Younger children performed equivalently to 6-year-olds during a… CONTINUE READING