Developmental Reversals in False Memory: Why the More Grown up the More Fallible?

Ronghuan JIANG, Xiaodong LI
2015 Advances in Psychological Science  
The developmental reversal of false memory refers to the phenomenon that under certain circumstance the false memory increases with age (e.g. DRM Paradigm).Fuzzy-trace theory believes that such phenomenon is caused by the growing ability of gist memories and the unavailability of the verbatim memories in memory tasks. However, the associative-activation theory suggests that such phenomenon should be attributed to the continually maturing automatic associative activation. Both theories are
more » ... ted by a large number of empirical evidences. Yet no unanimous conclusion was achieved so far. Previous studies indicated that the development of false memory was related to a variety of cognitive functions; moreover, it is related to some high-level cognitive process based on memory and semantic. Further studies should rectify the developmental model of false memory, and extend its application.
doi:10.3724/sp.j.1042.2015.01371 fatcat:ez643kwkqzee3p24rm2cz46uhm