Short- and Long-Term Memory in Infancy and Early Childhood by Lisa M. Oakes

Short- and Long-Term Memory in Infancy and Early Childhood

byLisa M. Oakes, Patricia J. Bauer

Hardcover | March 20, 2007

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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 recentlymoved 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 inthese 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, andgain an understanding of what we do and do not yet know about how memory develops in early childhood.

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Lisa M. Oakes is a Professor Psychology at the University of Iowa. Patricia J. Bauer is a Professor of Child Psychology, Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota.
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Title:Short- and Long-Term Memory in Infancy and Early ChildhoodFormat:HardcoverDimensions:362 pages, 6.18 × 9.29 × 0.98 inPublished:March 20, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

I. Short-term or working memory in infancy and early childhooda. Working memory in infants and toddlersb. Individual differences in the development of working memory during infancyc. Continuity of format and computation in short-term memory developmentd. Commentary: Things to remember: Limits, codes, and the development of object working memory in the first yeare. Commentary: What can infants tell us about working memory developmentII. Long-term memory in infancy and early childhooda. Developmental aspects of visual recognition memory in infancyb. Neural mechanisms of attention and memory in preferential-looking tasksc. Infant memory development: New questions, new answersd. In the language of multiple memory systems, defining and describing developments in long-term explicit memorye. Commentary: How do we remember? Let me count the waysf. Commentary: To have and have not: What do we mean when we talk about long-term memory development

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"This is an outstanding collection that goes beyond the usual limitations of edited volumes." --Philip David Zelazo, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Developmental Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, University of Toronto