Journal article

The Development of Episodic Memory: Items, Contexts, and Relations

Hyungwook Yim, Simon J Dennis, Vladimir M Sloutsky

Psychological Science | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2013

Abstract

Episodic memory involves the formation of relational structures that bind information about the stimuli people experience to the contexts in which they experience them. The ability to form and retain such structures may be at the core of the development of episodic memory. In the first experiment reported here, 4- and 7-year-olds were presented with paired-associate learning tasks requiring memory structures of different complexity. A multinomial-processing tree model was applied to estimate the use of different structures in the two age groups. The use of two-way list-context-to-target structures and three-way structures was found to increase between the ages of 4 and 7. Experiment 2 demons..

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