is concerned with remembering specific events, facts, or similar information.
In HM's case, antegrade amnesia meant that he had no declarative memory
of any events after the operation.
1967) demonstrates a generalization in the children's readiness to imitate in a new situation, another aspect of generalization with regard to the transfer of learned behaviors acquired through observation of a model to a new context has been of great interest in recent years in part because the flexibility of behavior learned in an imitation paradigm in one context to a new one is one hallmark characteristic of declarative memory
(Eichenbaum & Cohen, 2001).
Procedural and declarative memory
processes: Individuals with and without mental retardation.
is that aspect of memory that includes facts that can be discussed or "declared.
Adding to this "dynamic nature" of long-term, declarative memory
that once was considered to be remarkably stable, is the recent discovery that "episodic memories may maintain traces in the hippocampus for an indefinite period," a significant departure from "the traditional model, articulated by Squire (Squire, Knowlton, & Musen 1993), [that] suggests that consolidated memories are eventually stored in cortical circuits that are independent of the hippocampus" (Schumann, Crowell, et al.
Declines in declarative memory
manifest as difficulty retrieving learned information (e.
One of the key differences between animals and humans is that animals seem to lack declarative memory
, which is the memory of facts.
Chapter subjects include sleep problems in children with autism spectrum disorders, sleep and aging, sleep deprivation in the critically ill, and sleep deprivation and declarative memory
It comes from our ability to move bits of information from short-term memory and working memory into long-term memory and declarative memory
Under this theory, declarative memory
, which stores knowledge and facts, would be more useful for learning vocabulary and certain rules of grammar.
The topics include the methods of cognitive neurosciences, attention and its effects on stimulus processing, declarative memory
, language, decision making, and the evolution and development of the brain and cognition.
The consolidation of declarative memory
is thought to occur in two subsequent steps.