Recall of the Past
This chapter discusses the infant's ability to recall. Topics covered include the recall of absent objects, recall versus recognition of events, deferred imitation of events, and spatiotemporal dating. Evidence shows that infants can consciously recall the past during their first year of life, although it remains uncertain exactly when this ability begins to emerge. Sustained autobiographical memory may be dependent on language and the storytelling it allows. Language also aids in conceptual differentiation, which not only helps make recall more detailed, but also plays a role in bringing the global concepts of the preverbal infant into closer conformity with the community they share.
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