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The forgetting function In this answer about the relationship between time and recall I discussed how research shows that the relationship is often characterised by a three parameter power or exponential function. The basic idea is that the recall is a monotonically decreasing and decelerating function of time since the event. Forgetting as adaptive ...
The definitive categorization of memory is an example of semantics (an irony I enjoy in answering this question). Firstly, you have asked four questions in one. So which one is it? Definition of semantic: adjective relating to meaning in language or logic. Semantic is the imposed meaning that human beings give things. Remembering a ...
Practice or forget, that is the rule. If you want to recall more words for your vocabulary then read more and write more texts with less common words. If you want to recall memories look at old photographs of your life and try to recall everything associated with those events. Memory improves when health improves, so work on that too.
No, the distinction is real, not arbitrary. Implicit and explicit memory show different hallmark behavioral characteristics. A good overview of the difference between explicit and implicit memory is available in the MIT Encyclopedia of the Cognitive Sciences. The wikipedia page on implicit memory also has some useful information. Perhaps the most important ...
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