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Yes it has to do with the brain's development. And new neurons being born.
"As a biologist, I firmly believe that when you're dead, you're dead. Except for what you live behind in history. That's the only afterlife" - J. Craig Venter
What is longest people here can remember? I remember my third b-day party when I got incredible hulk punching bag. That is far as my memory go.
i would say we dont rememebr much from early infancy probably because we dont know what it is we are looking at. but in a way we do rememebr how we feel when we are looking at things. for example we do know that when our mother or father is near we feel protected and so although we dont really know what the things we see are called or what they are, its hard for babies to learn things they dont have the capacity to comprehend.
evidence to our memory includes things like sleeping in the foetal position when we are sad or needing our mother when we are still not totally dependant of our parents. These are all things we remember to making us feel a certain way. It is connecting images and feelings to "emotions" attatched to them rather than what they were like "facts". this is my guess because as a baby you only learn in terms of development of certain motor skills and the way things in your immediate envoronment make you feel, as nothing else makes sense and can be comprehended.
you associate a pain inyour stomach as hunger, then this person you feel attatched to comes and fills that void. lol i wouldnt forget a thing like that
my earliest memory is from a young age around 2.
I remember my second b'day... I totally refused to look at anybody or celebrate my b'day....
well I remember my FIRST birthday HAHA (Just kidding!)
I don't think language has much to do with it. There are ferral children who don't learn language until very later in life, like adulthood. (if ever some children I think have a hard time being taught it.) Language may help you learn, but I don't think is had much too do with memory. If anything I think it might help the memeory a little.
Man in civilization surveys the creature through the glass of his knowledge and sees thereby a feather magnified and the whole image in distortion. - Henry Benson
I remember falling down a concrete staircase when I was 2? (ouch)
I actually think it isn't uncommon for certain people to remember traumatic events. I have an adopted cousin whe was removed from her mothers when she was less than a year old .... it happened during a "drug-bust" . And, as a 4 or 5 yr old little girl (she's 18 now) she could tell you bits-and-pieces of what happend that day.
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