Navigation Links
Memory Development Incomplete Until Adulthood: Study
Date:9/2/2011

FRIDAY, Sept. 2 (HealthDay News) -- The ability to remember the origin of memories isn't fully developed until adulthood, a new study says.

This ability refers not only to memories of past events but also to the origin of those memories -- for example, remembering not just meeting a particular person but the context in which you met that person, the German researchers explained.

They tested and monitored the brain activity of 18 children (ages 7-8), 20 teens (ages 13-14) and 20 young adults (ages 20-29) and found that the children were immature in terms of this ability.

There were similarities between the teens and the young adults, but only the young adults showed maturity in this area.

The findings, published Aug. 30 in the journal Child Development, suggest that the development of brain structures that support this ability is a long process that matures in adolescence but isn't fully developed until adulthood, the Saarland University researchers said in a journal news release.

"The study has important implications for people who take an interest in children's and adolescents' abilities to distinguish between multiple sources of memories," they noted. "Parents, teachers, and those who work in the legal system should be aware that adolescents' memories are still likely to be distorted by distracting memories, for example by suggestions when giving testimony."

More information

The Nemours Foundation has more about child growth and development.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Child Development, news release, Aug. 30, 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Rapamycin rescues learning, memory in Alzheimers mouse model
2. iPhone Memory Aid for Scatterbrains, Aging Baby Boomers and Busy, Forgetful People
3. Memory decline linked to an inability to ignore distractions
4. Researchers design self-test for memory disorders
5. Working-Memory Gene Linked to Schizophrenia
6. Simple Memory Test May Detect Early Alzheimers
7. New Study Identifies Cause of Severe Disequilibrium and Significant Memory Loss Following Stapedectomy Surgery
8. Human working memory is based on dynamic interaction networks in the brain
9. Even As Memory Fades, Emotions Linger
10. Alzheimers memory problems originate with protein clumps floating in the brain, not amyloid plaques
11. Study Published in Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association Shows Algal DHA Improved Memory and Learning in Healthy Adults Age 55 and Older
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Memory Development Incomplete Until Adulthood: Study
(Date:6/20/2017)... ... ... Fresenius Vascular Care, a national network of outpatient vascular care and ambulatory ... range of vascular conditions, has today announced its new name, Azura Vascular Care, as ... than 40 local brands, a phased rollout of the new brand across all locations ...
(Date:6/20/2017)... ... June 20, 2017 , ... ... that the introduction of school choice can promote economic development in economically distressed ... that has, according to the report, contributed to the economic development of the ...
(Date:6/20/2017)... ... ... AMC Health , the leading provider of proven real-time virtual care ... to its approach in demonstrating positive outcomes in the healthcare market, AMC Health has ... of eVisits to support virtual studies. , In a study concluded this ...
(Date:6/20/2017)... ... June 20, 2017 , ... Leading dental clinicians, Drs. Ashlyn ... with the VATECH PaX-i and Anatomage systems. With advanced digital images and modeling capabilities, ... place dental implants precisely and restore oral health for those who are missing ...
(Date:6/20/2017)... ... 20, 2017 , ... As a leading dental practice, Wall Centre Dental supports ... disease. Those with bleeding gums in Vancouver, BC, may be developing gingivitis, the first ... heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Drs. Parviz Roshan, Siamak Tehrani and Milton Reskovich offer ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/5/2017)... 2017 Kohll,s Pharmacy & Homecare is the first distributor ... States . The Raizer is a simple battery operated ... to an almost-standing position within a few minutes. ... assistant and does not require any extra effort besides ... child can operate it, and lightweight and portable ...
(Date:5/30/2017)... CAESAREA, Israel , May 30, 2017 DarioHealth Corp. ... and big data solutions, today announced that it will be presenting ... 2017, at 8:00 AM PT. Erez Raphael , CEO, of ... The conference will be held on June 6th & 7th, ... 180 companies in the small / micro-cap space. ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... , May 26, 2017  Endo International plc (NASDAQ: ... , President and CEO, will represent the Company in a ... Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 10:40 a.m. ... at Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. ... for the event will be available on the Company,s website ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: