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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Famous names are an important element of semantic memory, and the volunteers were asked to press one key on-screen when they recognised celebrities' names, and a different key when the name was unfamiliar.
Other degenerative conditions may have semantic memory deficits, such as some types of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) (5) and Alzheimer's disease (AD) (6).
Sandhu, "Episodic and semantic memory influences on picture naming in Alzheimer's disease," Brain and Language, vol.
Semantic memory and the generation effect: Some tests of the lexical activation hypothesis.
(1997) reported cases of patients with hippocampus lesions, and with loss of episodic memory, but unimpaired semantic memory. Since it is usually assumed that semantic knowledge is acquired through the accumulation of episodic memories, the authors put forward the possibility that other neuronal routes are being used to store semantic memories.
Declarative memory was further distinguished into two forms of memory: semantic memory and episodic memory (Tulving, 1993).
Hamilton and team, which also included Jonathan Peelle PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at the Washington University School of Medicine, Michael Bonner, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Psychology at Penn, and Murray Grossman, MD, EdD, professor of Neurology and director of the Penn Frontotemporal Dementia Center, looked at the role of the left angular gyrus in semantic memory by applying high definition tDCS in healthy adults to modulate neural activity and determine its effect on semantic integration.
The children with lower SES had lower performance regarding IQ, verbal episodic and semantic memory, working memory, written language, visuoverbal memory and inhibitory control tasks than those with higher SES.
When we learn to recognize patterns, chords, cadences, and thus, can analyze pieces, this is called semantic memory (knowing "what").
Autobiographical memory in advanced multiple sclerosis: assessment of episodic and personal semantic memory across three time spans.
To recall and identify the information relevant to a particular task, a knowledge worker must currently rely on his or her semantic memory (Snowden 1996).
A Semantic Memory for Incremental Ontology Population.

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