Babies filter negative memories, remember positive ones, study suggests

November 25, 2014 5:31 PM

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Babies filter negative memories, remember positive ones, study suggests

Parents who adjust their speaking voices while communicating with babies may see their efforts pay off. A new study published in the journal Infant Behavior and Development suggests that infants are better able to recall positive memories compared to those that are negative.

“[When] people study memory in infants, they study discrimination in emotional affect. But we are the first ones to study how these emotions influence memory,” lead author Ross Flom, a psychology professor at Brigham Young University, said in a news release.

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