Lecture 5 - Infant Recognition Memory I. Memory a....

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Infant Recognition Memory I. Memory a. Preference for novelty (new things) i. Learn about the world this way b. Adults – longer we see it, the more we remember it c. Babies – longer they see it, quickly they get bored d. Recognition = 2 months i. Need cortex and myelinization e. Memory Quality f. Fagan i. Several minutes faces, 2 weeks later, look at new face (remembered!) ii. 7 months iii. Memory and IQ 1. Percent memory scores compared to IQ tests 2. +0.5 II. Learning About the World a. 7 months = active explorers b. Categories i. Show lots of dogs until they’re bored, then show a cat ii. 6-7 months = look at face and know they’re different iii. Elephant call it dog bc don’t know the word, but it’s closest c. Quantities i. Can babies tell different quantities without having to count? 1. Lower quantities, don’t need counting 2. Higher quantities, need counting ii. Bore babies with 2’s, then show a 3 1. Only constant is 2 2. Not location, size, object iii. Babies discriminate 2 vs. 3, 3 vs. 4, but not 4 vs. 5
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Lecture 5 - Infant Recognition Memory I. Memory a....

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