episodic memory

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episodic memory

[‚ep·ə¦säd·ik ′mem·rē]
(psychology)
Memory of information about specific past events that involved the self and occurred at a particular time and place.
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Research (Browne, 1990; Squire, 1992) documents how selective attention can produce amnesia for conscious episodic memories yet store intact sensory and affective memories.
For around 40 years, neuroscientists have subscribed to the idea that episodic memories are retrieved through coordinated effort from the hippocampus and cerebral cortex.
For about 40 years, Wiltgen said, neuroscientists have theorized that retrieving episodic memories -- memories about specific places and events -- involves coordinated activity between the cerebral cortex and the hippocampus, a small structure deep in the brain.
However, the computer algorithm performed best when analysing activity in the hippocampus itself, suggesting that this is the most important region for recording episodic memories.
Brain-imaging studies suggest that a cellular information highway speeds through disparate parts of the brain to coordinate memories for personally experienced events, also known as episodic memories.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Confirming what neurocomputational theorists have long suspected, researchers report that the human brain locks down episodic memories in the hippocampus, committing each recollection to a distinct, distributed fraction of individual cells.