Some Parts of Memory Still Developing Deep Into Childhood

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[Source:  Science Daily]

A new study provides evidence that one important part of memory undergoes substantial development even after the age of 7.

Researchers found that episodic memory — the ability to remember not only what happened, but where and when — takes longer to develop than often assumed.

That means young children may have no problem with remembering certain simple events or facts. But in some cases, they may have difficulty placing them in the right place, time or context.

The results have widespread implications, including what young children can be expected to learn in school, and the reliability of their testimony in court cases.

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