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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The subsets of declarative memory are semantic memory and episodic memory.
The Durham team is now advertising for candidates for a PhD studentship to continue the research and Dr Eaton said: "In particular, we have an interest in the mechanisms of episodic memory and other complex events.
After eight years, the SMI group showed significant decline in episodic memory compared with the non-SMI group; the SMI-plus-concern group showed even greater decline than the SMI group.
The difference between semantic and episodic memory is defined by the distinction we make between what it is to remember and to know.
For example, systolic blood pressure attenuated the type 2 diabetes-cognition relationship by 30%-50% for episodic memory, neurocognitive speed, and executive function.
Episodic memory allows people to recall events in their own lives, while recognition memory allows us to judge whether something is new or familiar.
For decades, people touted episodic memory as a uniquely human ability.
However, the patients that took memantine did improve in one specific area: verbal episodic memory, which relates to autobiographical events.
However, adherence to the healthy diet was not associated with performance on the Isaacs Set Test that assesses semantic verbal fluency abilities and speed of verbal production, the Benton Visual Retention Test that evaluates immediate visual memory, or the Free and Cued Selective Reminding Test that assesses verbal episodic memory.
Autobiographical memory is a constructed continuum, she argues, is hierarchical, and is synonymous with episodic memory.
The primary outcome measure was a change from baseline in CANTAB Paired Associate Learning (PAL), a visuospatial episodic memory test.
Participants also completed the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) to measure global cognitive status and the California Verbal Learning Test to measure episodic memory, but results for these were not significantly different between adults who did or did not have trouble sleeping.