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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Semantic memory and the generation effect: Some tests of the lexical activation hypothesis.
Differential effects of early hippocampal pathology on episodic and semantic memory.
To observe and know whether the section had the same theme (covered) with a different ending (not covered) is an example of semantic memory reinforcement.
What the left and right anterior fusiform gyri tell us about semantic memory.
A twenty- two year prospective study on 1076 participants of the Framingham study showed that lower scores on measures of episodic memory, semantic memory, new learning, recall and abstract reasoning were risk factors for development of probable Alzheimer's disease (pAD).
Dr Michael Proulx who led the University of Bath study added: "Our results show that visual experience has a significant negative impact on both the number of items remembered and the accuracy of semantic memory and also demonstrate the importance of adaptive neural plasticity in the congenitally blind brain for enhanced memory retrieval mechanisms.
It tells us that something is slowing down the patient and it is not episodic memory but semantic memory," he said.
The semantic priming paradigm has been widely used in the study of semantic memory both in the monolingual and the bilingual domain (see Altarriba & Basnight-Brown, 2007; Hutchison, 2003; Lucas, 2000; Neely, 1991).
The study is called Optimal Foraging in Semantic Memory and published in the Psychological Review.
Among the topics addressed in 12 contributions (all in English): how emotion influences working memory, the psychological and neural basis of emotional processing, mood's influence on semantic memory, neuroaesthetics and the art of representation, and the irrationality of the decision process.
The tests included measures of episodic memory, visuospatial ability or perceptual organization, perceptual speed, semantic memory, and working memory.
Categorical recall was assessed by the use of the first category prompted recall trials of the semantic memory with associative increment test (SMAI; Pineda and Ardila, 1991) where participants are given four category headings to assist with recall of the items.

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