Friday, June 22, 2012

Memories: Episodic and Semantic

Did you know that Declarative Memory or Explicit Memory refers to one of two types of long-term human memory? These labels refer to memories that you can consciously recall and tell (declare) to others should you choose to do so. Declarative/Explicit memory can be divided into two categories: Episodic memory that stores specific personal experiences (where you went on vacation last year); Semantic memory that stores factual information (your name and birthdate) and reflects the general knowledge you have gained about the world. For most people, these types of memory eventually tend to weaken with age.

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