Short- and Long-Term Memory in Infancy and Early Childhood: Taking the First Steps Toward Remembering

Short- and Long-Term Memory in Infancy and Early Childhood: Taking the First Steps Toward Remembering

by Lisa M. Oakes, Patricia J. Bauer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195182294

ISBN-13: 9780195182293

Pub. Date: 04/02/2007

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Despite early speculations that young infants are unable to form memories, since the 1950s developmental scientists have documented amazing memory abilities in infancy and explored how these abilities develop. This research on memory development in infancy and early childhood has recently moved in exciting new directions. Extensions of work on memory systems in

Overview

Despite early speculations that young infants are unable to form memories, since the 1950s developmental scientists have documented amazing memory abilities in infancy and explored how these abilities develop. This research on memory development in infancy and early childhood has recently moved in exciting new directions. Extensions of work on memory systems in adults and the use of behavioral and neuroscience methods to study early developing memory abilities have lead to an explosion of ideas about the neural underpinnings of memory, its development, and the mechanisms involved in these developmental changes. This book focuses on recent empirical and theoretical advances in the study of memory development in infancy and early childhood and on mechanisms of developmental change. Its chapters allow readers to compare and contrast contemporary views of memory development, and gain an understanding of what we do and do not yet know about how memory develops in early childhood.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195182293
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/02/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
362
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

I. Short-term or working memory in infancy and early childhood a. Working memory in infants and toddlers b. Individual differences in the development of working memory during infancy c. Continuity of format and computation in short-term memory development d. Commentary: Things to remember: Limits, codes, and the development of object working memory in the first year e. Commentary: What can infants tell us about working memory development
II. Long-term memory in infancy and early childhood a. Developmental aspects of visual recognition memory in infancy b. Neural mechanisms of attention and memory in preferential-looking tasks c. Infant memory development: New questions, new answers d. In the language of multiple memory systems, defining and describing developments in long-term explicit memory e. Commentary: How do we remember? Let me count the ways f. Commentary: To have and have not: What do we mean when we talk about long-term memory development

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