On resolving the enigma of infantile amnesia.

@article{Howe1993OnRT,
  title={On resolving the enigma of infantile amnesia.},
  author={M. L. Howe and M. Courage},
  journal={Psychological bulletin},
  year={1993},
  volume={113 2},
  pages={
          305-26
        }
}
Historical and current theories of infantile amnesia are examined. To evaluate the viability of these theories, as well as the phenomenon of infantile amnesia itself, a review of memory development from birth through the preschool years is provided, including an overview of relevant perceptual and neurological maturation. In the context of this review, extant theories of infantile amnesia are shown to falter, and it is concluded that infantile amnesia is a chimera of a previously unexplored… Expand
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