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Why We Can’t Remember Our Youngest Years

Why We Can’t Remember Our Youngest Years

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Remembering Our Youngest Years: Key Points

  • Most adults can’t remember anything from before they were 2 or 3 years old
  • Autobiographical memories often involve a sense of time passing, which is not something infants can think about until much later
  • Any memories we have of events that happened before the age of 2/3 might...

  • The inability to form memories isn't what keeps us from remembering things from when we were babies.
  • Memories aren't always exact replicas of what actually happened to us; they can be constructed and reconstructed over time
  • In fact, children are especially susceptible to sugg...

  • Even as we get older, our memories don't get filed away into our brains like video clips.
  • They can fade, and they are susceptible to change, especially when we share these memories with others who might retell them from a different perspective.
  • If we want to remember more fro...

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