Types of LTM

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PROCEDURAL memory
Tasks we perform unconsciously without even thinking about it e.g. swimming
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DECLARATIVE
Requires the conscious recall of facts and events
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AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL (episodic) memory
Memory for specific life events that have personal meaning
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SEMANTIC memory
Memories which are hierarchically organised, where information is systematically linked
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FLASHBULB (autobiographical) memory
A detailed and vivid memory of an event that is stored after one occasion and lasts a lifetime. Such occasions are often life-changing e.g. births or historical events such as 9/11
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Requires the conscious recall of facts and events

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DECLARATIVE

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Memory for specific life events that have personal meaning

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Memories which are hierarchically organised, where information is systematically linked

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A detailed and vivid memory of an event that is stored after one occasion and lasts a lifetime. Such occasions are often life-changing e.g. births or historical events such as 9/11

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handy definitions for learning the different types of long term memory

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