People may have more memories from preschool years than widely believed, - study

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to the research, how early one’s “earliest” memory is depends on whether you have multiple interviews, how many early memories were requested within an interview, the type of interview, participation in prior tasks
15:50, 17 June 2021

Modern scientific research proves that people may have a lot more memories from their preschool years than is widely believed, and be able to recall events from earlier in their lives than has been historically documented. This is one of the conclusions of the study published in Talyor&Francis magazine.

Carol Peterson, the psychologist from Newfoundland Memorial University ran this study for 21 years and came to conclusion that two-year-old children hold more memories than is typically believed; these memories, however, are not recognized as such. 

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992 respondents who participated in the research claimed that many people easily remember the events of their early childhood. In 697 cases, the data was checked with the aid of respondents' parents. In appeared that the dating of these memories was wrong: people think that during the events they were older than they actually were. 

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