Memory and Information Processing in Infants


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Growth in understanding, knowledge, and learning in humans is called:

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1. The process of taking sensory input and translating it into understanding of the world is called:

2. Which of the following likely contribute to infant amnesia?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

These assessment questions will check your grasp of what happens in infants when they need to process sensory information and store memories. To do well, you should know how information is turned into a memory as well as the term for growth in knowledge and thinking.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to test your understanding of:

  • Growth in understanding, knowledge and thinking
  • The process where sensory input is translated and understood
  • The inability to recall memories before toddlerhood
  • Memory examples
  • A factor that turns information into a memory

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on information processing in infants
  • Interpreting information- verify that you can read information regarding how sensory information is translated/understood and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about memories and infant amnesia

Additional Learning

Review the lesson called Memory and Information Processing in Infants to delve deeper into this topic. You should be able to meet the following objectives after studying the material:

  • Identify what human development and cognitive development are
  • Review what information processing is and its importance
  • Recall how information is turned into a memory
  • Learn about infant amnesia