How Far Back Can You Remember?
Lost childhood memories are often thought of as those traumatic (bad) memories that are repressed, squashed for the mind’s sake. But there are good childhood experiences, too, that are forgotten.
While many adults can trace an early, feel good memory, back to age three (I can, as written in my latest Huff Post blog), others have no recollection of their childhood, not really. According to a 2014 Emory University research study, there is a good reason for this.
Freud might have been on to something about childhood amnesia but did he perhaps misunderstand what is behind it? The Emory study suggests it has more to do with the structure of the brain than anything else.
Read the entire story, Whatever Happens to Childhood Memories directly on the Huffington Post. In the meantime, what is your earliest memory? Do tell, either here on on the Huff Post.