episodic memory

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episodic memory

Neurology A 'cognitive' form of memory based on personal experience. See Memory.

episodic memory

The ability to recall discrete events (e.g., in one's personal history).
See also: memory
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In recall, the more stable nondeclarative memories structure the performance, while the more easily disrupted--yet potentially quite stable--declarative, episodic memories provide the content for the performance.
It is common in therapy with trauma victims to observe their healing process begin with awareness of "body memories" and other procedural-implicit memories, and then gradually expand to include specific episodic memories of where, when, and how the trauma occurred.
Context-rich, episodic memories require additional interventions by the hippocampus and adjacent neural tissue, they suggest.
By using light to erase certain memories in mice, researchers from the UC Davis Center for Neuroscience and department of psychology were able to prove the basic theory that different parts of the brain have to work together in order to retrieve episodic memories.
One of the Holy Grails of neuroscience is understanding exactly how our brains encode and remember episodic memories, including those of weddings, graduations, and other meaningful events in our lives," explained Suzuki.
Just look into the light: not quite, but researchers at the UC Davis Center for Neuroscience and Department of Psychology have used light to erase specific memories in mice, and proved a basic theory of how different parts of the brain work together to retrieve episodic memories.