semantic memory

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semantic memory

Neurology A 'cognitive' form of memory linked to acquisition and use of factual knowledge. See Memory.
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As educators, our work is to create learning opportunities that are mindful to how the brain organises material so that long-term semantic memories are occasioned.
For example, at the doses used in the present study, ethanol reliably disrupts the formation of new episodic memories while leaving established semantic memories relatively preserved (Ghoneim & Mewaldt, 1990).
The process of creating semantic memories is referred to as "deep" encoding (Demb et al., 1995; Fletcher et al., 1995; Kapur et al., 1994).

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