The relationship between deferred imitation, associative memory, and communication in 14-months-old children. Behavioral and electrophysiological indices
2015 (English)In: Frontiers in Psychology, ISSN 1664-1078, Vol. 6, no 260Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The present study combines behavioral observations of memory (deferred imitation, DI, after a brief delay of 30 min and after a long delay of 2-3 weeks) and electrophysiological (event-related potentials, ERPs) measures of associative memory, as well as parental reports of non-verbal and verbal communication in sixteen 14-months-old children. Results show that for DI, the children remembered the stimulus after the brief but not after the long delay. There was a clear electrophysiological response indicating associative memory. Furthermore, a correlation between DI and ERR suggests that both measures of memory (DI and associative memory) tap into similar mechanisms in 14months-old children. There was also a statistically significant relation between parental report of receptive (verbal) language and the ERP, showing an association between receptive language skills and associative memory.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Frontiers , 2015. Vol. 6, no 260
deferred imitation; infant; memory; event-related potentials; associative memory; communication
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-116948DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00260ISI: 000351061500001PubMedID: 25852588OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-116948DiVA: diva2:802646
Funding Agencies|Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research [2006-1040]; Swedish Research Council [2011-1913]; Linnaeus Centre Thinking in Time: Cognition, Communication, and Learning by the Swedish Research Council [349-2007-8695]2015-04-132015-04-102015-04-13