episodic memory


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episodic memory

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

The ability to recall discrete events (e.g., in one's personal history).
See also: memory
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The episodic memory of AD patients tends to be severely damaged, while abstract thinking and computing power are often not affected during the early stage.
Among other signs of episodic memory, the group noted the rats had long-lasting memory, with more resistance to interference from other memories.
The effect of what we call here external semantic coherence on episodic memory processes was investigated in healthy controls by the means of ERPs [12].
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The results of episodic memory test were the following: the mean (sd) immediate memory score of the control group was 28.0 (5.2), and that of the insomnia group was 24.0 (6.0).
Within LTM, episodic memory would then influence semantic memory enhancing the link with processing and thinking about new knowledge.
While Knapp's (2007) and Tulving's research (2002) on episodic memories has helped to inform best practices in the field of interpretation, we adapt their ideas so that episodic memory is aligned to a social view of learning.
The decline was most evident with regard to episodic memory (the memory of a specific event) and executive function (higher-level cognitive skills such as planning, focusing attention, using working memory, and switching tasks).
The research is the result of a partnership between the Peak brain training app and the university's department of Psychiatry - the first collaboration of its kind - and focused on schizophrenia because the disease has a negative effect on episodic memory.
Episodic memory stores personally experienced events.
* "SuperAgers" is a term applied to men and women who retain good episodic memory function well into their advanced years.
The earliest alterations take place in the hippocampus and entorhinal cortex, separating the hippocampal constitution from the association cortices and likely being the basis of the early indications of Alzheimer's disease such as the disorders in episodic memory. Two discrete neural systems are implicated in emotional processing: one functioning at a conscious level and connected to top-down check; and the other operating at a non-conscious level and regulated by bottom-up check.