reconstructive memory

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Noun1.reconstructive memory - recall that is hypothesized to work by storing abstract features which are then used to construct the memory during recall
recollection, reminiscence, recall - the process of remembering (especially the process of recovering information by mental effort); "he has total recall of the episode"
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To develop their models, the team used data from two longitudinal studies of older adults and found that declines in reconstructive memory were associated with mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's dementia, but not with healthy aging.
For instance, they are currently investigating whether a decline in a particular type of recall, called reconstructive memory, presages cognitive impairment in the elderly.
Surely Vasari's work is a prodigious feat of reconstructive memory with explicitly didactic intent.