From: Eugene Matusov
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Date: 20 Nov 1996
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Interesting fieldnote. You wrote, " It seems like every time he comes, he plays the same game or with the same program, The Lion King. I don't know if maybe it would be better if he switched around and tried different games." I wonder you you feel that it is important for the boy to switch? Can you elaborate on this, please?
You also wrote, "My time with Filogonio made me wonder if kids have better short term memories than adults." The research (let me know if you need references) shows that people do not improve their short term memory much. Instead, people use different strategies to memorize. Can you describe (if you notice) what kind of memorizing strategies Filogonio and you used in the game? Have you noticed any changes?