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Time windows in retention over the first year-and-a-half of life: spacing effects.
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PMID:  20589708     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
The time window construct describes when and how an earlier experience will be enduring. According to the construct, there is a limited period after an event occurs, or time window, in which a second event can retrieve and be integrated with the memory of the first event. The construct also holds that when the integration occurs later in the time window, its effects are more enduring. This study examined the time window construct for session spacing with 6- to 18-month-old human infants. Infants of all ages exhibited the retention benefit of two (integrated) sessions only when the second session occurred within the time window, but only 6-month-olds remembered longer when it occurred late in the time window. Combined with 3-month-olds' data, these findings document the generality and predictive validity of the time window construct throughout the infancy period with one modification: Integration late in the time window only benefits infants younger than 9 months.
Vivian C Hsu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Developmental psychobiology     Volume:  52     ISSN:  1098-2302     ISO Abbreviation:  Dev Psychobiol     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0164074     Medline TA:  Dev Psychobiol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  764-74     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Department of Psychology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 152 Frelinghuysen Rd., Piscataway, NJ, USA.
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