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Declarative and Procedural Memories and subtypes

An example of declarative memory and identify its subtype and one example of procedural memory and identify its subtype. Explain one way declarative memory loss and one way procedural memory loss can impact an individual's life.

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An example of declarative memory and identify its subtype
There are two types of declarative memory, episodic and semantic. Episodic memory is for particular events or memories. Most kids remember being taken to a carnival or park and it was particularly vivid because it was so special or perhaps the evening of your first romantic date. That is episodic memory. Semantic memory is knowledge of concepts or facts stored and recalled mostly for its meaning or relationship to other ideas or facts. Your mother probably knows the birthdays, phone numbers, and ages of all her children. That is ...

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