Scientists have figured out why people do not remember their first years of life

(ORDO NEWS) — Everyone considers babies incredibly funny, but at the same time, they annoy many with their behavior.

When adults begin to show them the world around them, they themselves can learn a lot of interesting things together with their children.

The most interesting thing about infancy is that before them stretches a huge world that needs to be explored. It is very important to learn how to understand it.

A curious fact is that absolutely no adult can remember the first couple of years of his life. Scientists have found a completely logical explanation for this.

Memories are an incredibly complex thing. Sometimes a person can walk into a room and immediately forget why he was walking.

You can go to the store and forget what you were going to buy. If we consider the brain of babies, then it is not yet developed enough for certain memories to be formed, but this is only a small part of a huge reason.

Semantic memory will be responsible for the facts, the connection between different objects. Episodic memory is needed in order to remember certain events in a person’s life.

Scientists additionally highlight autobiographical memory, which allows you to take into account the personal significance of important events for a person.

“For the first 5 or even 7 years, a person does not have the ability to create any type of episodic memory.

Only in isolated cases is it slightly developed, and therefore some children remember themselves at the age of 3-5 years, ”the scientists note.

Episodic and autobiographical memory are directly related to the concept of infantile amnesia. This form of amnesia is a lack of autobiographical memories of the first 3-4 years of life.

Experts emphasize that if a person cannot form such complex memories in the first years of his life, then in the future he simply will not be able to remember them. Accordingly, babies can only make the connections they need.


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