Longitudinal study of declarative and procedural memory in primary school-aged children

Jarrad Lum, Evan Kidd, Sarah Davis, Gina Conti-Ramsden

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Abstract

This study examined the development of declarative and procedural memory longitudinally in primary school-aged children. At present, although there is a general consensus that age-related improvements during this period can be found for declarative memory, there are conflicting data on the developmental trajectory of the procedural memory system. At Time 1 children aged around 5 1/2 years were presented with measures of declarative and procedural memory. The tasks were then administered 12 months later. Performance on the declarative memory task was found to improve at a faster rate in comparison to the procedural memory task. The findings of the study support the view that multiple memory systems reach functional maturity at different points in development.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-148
Number of pages10
JournalAustralian Journal of Psychology
Volume62
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

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