When Do Childhood Memories Start to Fade?

9:59 minutes

A new study in the journal Memory reports that childhood amnesia, a phenomenon where children begin to forget early memories, begins to set in around age seven. Psychologist Patricia Bauer discusses the study and how kids and adults form memories.

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Patricia Bauer

Patricia Bauer is the Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Psychology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

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About Alexa Lim

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