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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They presented ways to increase our self-assurance by connecting our semantic memory to our visual memory.
4: Adult life span (cross-sectional) performance on three semantic memory tasks.
Procedural knowledge that is in long-term semantic memory allows one to perform mathematical computations effectively and efficiently.
Both studies inferred that short-term memory and semantic memory difficulties may be the reason that timed tests have an effect.
They concluded that semantic memory deficits occur even in predementia Alzheimer's patients, perhaps due to the early development of neurofibrillary tangles in the temporal neocortex.
Because they are constantly updating and extending their knowledge, children above the age of 1 year must have, at a minimum, a functioning semantic memory that can be expressed through noetic awareness.
Using epoch analysis for episodic and semantic memory, the authors found that the correlation pattern between memory performance and the ap geomagnetic index (a measure of GMF fluctuations) converged toward a negative correlation at the day of simultaneous measurement of the 2 variables and close to the hour of simultaneous measurement (1 or 2 hr later).
However, I suspect that as a consolation prize, I'm instead relishing aspects of the music that might be missed if my semantic memory and language processor were whirling away.
He added that a "second important aspect of this study is the demonstration that semantic memory decrements in patients with mild cognitive impairment may contribute to a decline in the ability to perform usual activities of daily living.
These included tests of episodic memory, where people recall events from the past, and semantic memory involving factual information.
Our semantic memory stores factual and impersonal knowledge while our episodic memory holds the individual experiences and emotions that allow us to relive events from the past.
Later, people experience semantic memory loss, such as forgetting that Dublin is the capital of Ireland or Barack Obama is the US President.

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