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Latest Semantic memory Stories

2013-09-24 10:40:30

A new study provides evidence that one important part of memory undergoes substantial development even after the age of 7.

2012-12-31 05:00:11

A new study suggests that people on the road to Alzheimer’s may actually have problems early on in processing semantic or knowledge-based information, which could have much broader implications

2012-12-28 15:18:20

People who study or treat Alzheimer's disease and its earliest clinical stage, mild cognitive impairment (MCI), have focused attention on the obvious short-term memory problems.

2012-02-14 14:07:56

Humans move between ‘patches’ in their memory using the same strategy as bees flitting between flowers for pollen or birds searching among bushes for berries.

2011-08-11 13:51:34

Memory is not a single process but is made up of several sub-processes relying on different areas of the brain.

2010-12-20 16:02:16

The capacity to remember that a zebra has stripes, or that a giraffe is a four-legged mammal, is known as semantic memory.

2009-12-19 00:00:18

Université de Montréal research on semantic memory.

2009-12-07 19:39:59

We have all had the embarrassing experience of seeing an acquaintance in an unfamiliar setting.

2009-09-29 07:51:24

A new study published in the medical journal Neurology suggests that impaired kidney function is a risk factor for cognitive decline in old age.


Word of the Day
prosopography
  • a study of the individuals in a group of people within a specific context and their relationships.
  • In rhetoric, the description of any one's personal appearance.
The word 'prosopography' comes from a Latin word meaning 'description of a person’s appearance' from Greek roots meaning 'face' or 'person' and 'writing'.