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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The experienced-based episodic knowledge and better-developed schemas of experts will cause them to be less influenced by salience than literates, and thus to select recurring activities of low prominence more often than literates.
A schema is a generic structure built up from an undefined variety of topics and from episodic knowledge. The topic part of the schema represents objects or events; the episodic part represents temporal or causal links between objects or events [9].
(1) Within permanent memory, semantic knowledge is stored as generalized abstractions independent of the circumstances surrounding its acquisition, e.g., time, place, what one was doing, whereas the storage of episodic knowledge includes such circumstances (Tulving 1972).