People used to think that the reason that we didnt have early memories was because children didnt have a memory system or they were unable to remember things, but it turns out thats not the case, Peterson said. Children have a very good memory system. But whether or not something hangs around long-term depends on on several other factors. Two of the most important factors,Peterson explained, are whether the memory has emotion infused in it, and whether the memory is coherent: Does the story our memory tells us actually hang together and make sense when we recall it later?Source: Why Childhood Memories Disappear - The Atlantic
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