The offset of childhood amnesia: memory for events that occurred before age 3.

@article{Eacott1998TheOO,
  title={The offset of childhood amnesia: memory for events that occurred before age 3.},
  author={M. Eacott and R. Crawley},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. General},
  year={1998},
  volume={127 1},
  pages={
          22-33
        }
}
Adult memory for the events surrounding the birth of a sibling was examined in 69 adults. The authors identified a steep offset for childhood amnesia for this event before the child reaches age 2 1/2 years. The authors also examined the accuracy of information recalled. Although the majority of the answers were accurate, false memories were a consistent feature of the data. Alternative explanations of the authors' data were considered by examining the amount of information an additional 57… Expand
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