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The disappearance of childhood memories




Children remember little until age three,  even though they can recall recent events
Children remember little until age three, even though they can recall recent events
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Our minds are a jumble of memories; some we chuckle over with friends -- others we'd really rather forget.

Yet recalling events from childhood -- especially before the age of three -- can be difficult

But why?

Freelance journalist Alasdair Wilkins explores the disappearance of memory in children in his latest piece for Atlantic magazine. He spoke with Take Two's A Martinez along with professor of psychology Carole Peterson. She studies childhood memory at Memorial University of Newfoundland in Canada.