declarative memory


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declarative memory

[dēkler′ətiv]
the mental registration, retention, and recall of past experiences, sensations, ideas, knowledge, and thoughts. This memory has a high cognitive basis. The original information must be relayed through either the amygdala or hippocampal nuclear structures before long-term storage is possible.

declarative memory

The conscious recollection of learned information. It is a memory function that is improved by the association of learning with highly charged emotional experiences.
Synonym: explicit memory
See also: memory
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Declarative memory is divided between semantic and episodic memory.
Declarative memory contains all the information that is consciously and directly accessible.
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