Infants Remember a Good Time, Study Finds
MONDAY, Dec. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to remembering things, infants appear to focus on the good times, recent research suggests.
The new study included 5-month-old babies who watched a person on a computer screen talking to them in either a happy, neutral or angry voice, followed immediately by a geometric shape.
In follow-up tests -- one conducted just five minutes later and the other, a day later -- the babies were shown pairs of geometric shapes. One shape had been shown to them the day before; the other was new to them. The researchers determined memory by how long a baby looked at a picture of the shape.
The infants were more likely to remember shapes associated with positive voices than those linked with negative voices, according to the researchers.Read entire article...