Setting in around age seven, childhood amnesia involves the sudden deletion of previous memories. It was hitherto thought that childhood amnesia occurred because the brains of young children couldn’t form lasting memories of specific events. But in the 1980s, Patricia Bauer, a professor of psychology at Emory University, and colleagues started testing the memories of children as young as nine months old. They discovered that children have very solid long-lasting memories of specific events.
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