semantic memory


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semantic memory

[sə‚man·tik ′mem·rē]
(psychology)
Memory of generic, context-free knowledge.
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Instead, Gardiner and Hampton (1985) asserted that generation effects are a product of integrated conceptual representation in the semantic memory.
1997) reported cases of patients with hippocampus lesions, and with loss of episodic memory, but unimpaired semantic memory.
Within LTM, episodic memory would then influence semantic memory enhancing the link with processing and thinking about new knowledge.
Semantic memory and the brain: structure and processes.
The children with lower SES had lower performance regarding IQ, verbal episodic and semantic memory, working memory, written language, visuoverbal memory and inhibitory control tasks than those with higher SES.
Another example of visual memory reinforcement can be found below in the semantic memory section.
We follow the semantic memory concept of reinforcement (Plotnik 2004) by automatically weighting the pieces of information associated with a task according to how frequently and recently the information is accessed as part of the task.
The conceptual structure account: A cognitive model of semantic memory and its neural instantiatios.
Neural basis for semantic memory difficulty in Alzheimer's disease: an fMRI study.
In 1975, Warrington (2) reported 3 cases with associative agnosia and a fluent-type aphasia characterised by anomia and impaired word comprehension attributed to circumscribed asymmetric atrophy in the anterior temporal lobe, which was considered a selective impairment of semantic memory.
Memory, which is one of the cognitive functions, is divided by Physiologists into explicit or declarative memory which includes episodic memory (for events) and semantic memory (for facts) and implicit or non-declarative memory which includes procedural memory (skills), priming, non-associative and associative learning.
Commenting on the findings, Dr Proulx said: "Our results show that visual experience has a significant negative impact on both the number of items remembered and the accuracy of semantic memory, and also demonstrate the importance of adaptive neural plasticity in the congenitally blind brain for enhanced memory retrieval mechanisms.
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