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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These "interruptions" were, of course, part of the tradition itself, and helped the medic consolidate the experiences of the events into a narrative episodic memory that conformed to the expectations of the group yet maintained the unique aspects of the discrete event (Tangherlini 1998; 2000).
That resembles an aspect of human episodic memory, she says.
The cornerstone of the proposed criteria is the requirement for an episodic memory disorder, which must be gradual, progressive, and of at least 6 months' duration.
This pickiness "has many of the hallmarks of episodic memory," Clayton says.
A tiny microscope implanted just above the mouse's hippocampus - a part of the brain that is critical for spatial and episodic memory - captures the light of roughly 700 neurons.
Our investigations for the first time prove that dopamine has an effect on episodic memory.
In this trial, however, 150 mg/day of armodafinil also significantly improved the quality of long-term episodic memory, although it didn't affect measures of attention or speed of memory, according to Dr.
Despite the hippocampus' powerful influence on episodic memory, other brain areas may independently gather and retrieve information that animals use to orient themselves in a new setting, according to a report in the July 8 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Long-term memory, which were related to concepts and ideas and episodic memory of events, were also affected.
Most specific was so-called "autobiographical episodic memory," an example of which might be: "I drank coffee yesterday.
Participants also completed the MiniMental State Examination to measure global cognitive status and the California Verbal Learning Test to measure episodic memory, but results for these were not significantly different between adults who did or did not have trouble sleeping.
She notes that this brain area may use very different molecular mechanisms than other forms of short-term, episodic memory like those that may occur in the hippocampus.