What we remember of our early childhood is most likely a compilation of other people’s accounts of our experiences and not direct remembering, recent studies have demonstrated. This is quite similar to our findings from ‘Memories of Me’, that we (Carolin Demuth, Heidi Keller and Nandita Chaudhary) published in IPBS (Integrated Psychological and Behavioural Sciences) several years ago, although our purpose in that research was not to check the veracity of the memories, but to describe cultural patterns in remembering. Links to the two articles mentioned:
We use this as an introduction to our forthcoming post where a one-year-old presents her memories of the first year of her life………. To know how this is possible, stay tuned to Masala Chai, coming up this Friday!