28th September 2023

Reply To: Memory (Year 1 Thur.)

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You’re right about short-term memory and semantic memory, which is for facts or general knowledge (he remembers his name, his wife’s name, the fact that he was/is a musician, that he is married, etc.). He doesn’t have episodic memory (although he remembers few situations from his childhood) but he preserved implicit/procedural memory. He may not remember whether he brushed his teeth or not (and has to be reminded to brush them), but he knows how to do it, as much as knows how to get dressed, how to make coffee or how to play the piano.
Procedural memory stores information about how to do things.

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