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13 May 2011

Young kids access early memories

Young children may have memories stretching back to late infancy, but these memories fade away as childhood proceeds, a new study finds.

Young children may have memories stretching back to late infancy, but these memories fade away as childhood proceeds, a new Canadian study finds.

Older children more consistent

The researchers suggest this is because the very early memories of young children are fragile and vulnerable to forgetting. The study is published in the journal Child Development.

 
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