– Do you remember what happened during your first years of life? According to a new study into childhood amnesia, most childhood memories fade and are lost forever around the age of seven. The scientists found that, between the ages of five and seven, children could recall between 63 to 72 per cent of their memories while the percentage fell as low as 35-36 per cent for their 8 and 9 years old peers.

– The way memories are formed begins to change at this stage of our brain development. Until the age of seven, children have an immature form of recall and are therefore lacking the sense of time and place that allow us to build the “autobiographical narratives” that are linked to the various experiences and periods of our life.


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