procedural memory


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procedural memory

[prə‚sēj·ə·rəl ′mem·rē]
(psychology)
The memory of motor, perceptual, and cognitive skills.
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In each cycle, procedural memory tests the contents of working memory and selects an action that modifies working memory.
In this study, we report for the first time a differentiation and temporalization of different verbal, visual, and procedural memory components during middle-age.
Procedural memory, which guides tasks that one performs, without conscious awareness of how one learned them, would be more useful for learning subtle rules related to language morphology.
The procedural memory and episodic memory are updated by chunking and episodic learning, respectively.
9] Semantic and procedural memory have been found to be comparatively better preserved in old age[10], Peterson et al.
They knew which movement came next in the sequence, so they were building procedural memory for these movements.
Here she goes into greater detail than does Professor Fuenzalida by presenting research on perception, attention, various kinds of memory (explicit memory, procedural memory, emotional memory), the processes of forgetting and remembering, and the use of mental images.
As for memory, the author condescendingly characterizes Salcedo's work as cutting across the "somewhat facile distinctions in cognitive memory theory," by which she means psychology's practice of sharply distinguishing declarative or language-accessible memory from non-linguistic or procedural memory.
Damage to this site of short-term memory explains why people suffering in the early stages of dementia lose car keys and grocery lists, but not their most profound memories (both blissful and traumatic), nor skills belonging to the designation procedural memory, like riding a bicycle.
Implicit or procedural memory, on the other hand, is the learning of various skills and relies on changes to the domain-specific neural processors involved in that skill, so that, for example, motor regions will be involved in the learning of a finger sequencing task.
Blacked-out persons are functioning on long-term episodic, semantic and procedural memory.
Retrospective memory includes memories of the past such as declarative memory, episodic memory and procedural memory.