episodic memory

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episodic memory

n
the recollection of events within their historical setting. Compare semantic memory
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Noun1.episodic memory - memory for episodes in your own life
long-term memory, LTM - your general store of remembered information
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The central idea is that synchronization and desynchronization cooperatively code episodic memories, with synchronized activity in the hippocampus in the theta (~4 Hz) and gamma (~ 40-60 Hz) frequency range mediating the building of associations, and neocortical desynchronization in the alpha (~10 Hz) and beta (~15 Hz) frequency range mediating the representation of mnemonic information.
Although the inception of episodic memories -- like remembering the context and sequence of salient events when meeting a friend at a particular cafe -- goes beyond the formation of contextual associations, our study suggests a fundamental mechanism of neuronal plasticity that may support episodic memory formation," the study states.
The productions and episodic memories which are related to the achieved result in the LTM are analyzed to establish the chunking rules.
The hippocampus is the brain's warehouse for long- and short-term processing of episodic memories, such as memories of a specific experience like a trip to Maine or a recent dinner.
The action unfolds through a series of episodic memories triggered by the 12 songs.
Hippocampal neurogenesis is especially good news, given the critical role of the hippocampus in laying down new episodic memories, and given that the hippocampus is one of the most vulnerable brain areas in terms of cell loss associated with normal aging (and to a much greater extent, with Alzheimer's disease).