Long Term Memory For An Emotional Interpersonal Interaction Occurring At 5 Months Of Age

953 Words Jul 8th, 2015 4 Pages
The academic journal article experiment that I have chosen to discuss is titled Long-Term Memory for an Emotional Interpersonal Interaction Occurring at 5 Months of Age by authors: Marc H. Bornstein, Martha E. Arterberry, and Clay Mash. This article is about conducting a long-term memory experiment to determine if infants at a young age exposed to a variable, would retain the variable at later age. In the textbook, long-term memory is described as “the stage of memory that represents the long-term storage of information” (Hockenbury, 2014, pg.233). The reason for this experiment is because they wanted to test the reasons of why adults do not recall the events that had happened in our infant years or even at the age of 3 and below. This experiment is also considered an episodic memory. An episodic memory is a “Category of long-term memory that includes memories of particular events. ”(Hockenbury, 2014, pg. 240) Since this experiment uses a variable in an event, the experimental group recognizes the same variable when exposed to again later in fifteen months, thus not giving attention to the variable that was familiar to them.
This long-term memory experiment included two groups of infants. One group, the experimental group, “In an experiment, the group of participants who are exposed to all experimental conditions, including the independent variable,” (Hockenbury, 2014, pg. 28) is exposed to the variable and the other non-experimental group or control group, “A fake…

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