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Difference between episodic and semantic memory

What is the difference between episodic and semantic memory? Please provide a specific example of both.

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You will want to point out that episodic and semantic memory are the two components of declarative (explicit) memory, one of the two major divisions of memory. The other division is procedural (implicit) memory. Episodic memory is memory of specific circumstances and events. It includes the specifics of when and where the event occurred as well as details of the episode. An episodic memory about one's self is also called an autobiographical memory, and it is a relevant component in one's ...

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This is a brief contrast of semantic and episodic memory, the two components of explicit memory.

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