Different Types of Memory
Professor Howard Eichenbaum outlines the differences between declarative, procedural, and emotional memory.
Declarative memory is a very special kind of memory that is quite different than procedural and emotional memory. So declarative in general is defined as our everyday memory. It is what most people think of when they think of memory. It is our ability to remember what we did this morning, or had for breakfast, what television show we saw, what person we met. Procedural memory is our capacity to acquire habits and routines that we go through, typically that have a motor quality of doing the same thing over and over again in a somewhat ritualized fashion, although sometimes a fashion which can be molded to the particular occasion, for example learning to serve a tennis ball. There are generalities of what we learn and there are ways in which we can adjust to serving the tennis ball. On the other hand, we typically have a poor declarative memory. It is hard to describe how you hit the tennis ball on a particular occasion â€“ so thereâ€™s an illustration of that separation. Similarly, for an emotional memory, we can have feelings about things even if we canâ€™t remember the situation or why we feel bad about a particular situation, for instance. So we can separate a feeling one can acquire for a particular stimulus from oneâ€™s ability to remember their experience with the stimulus in the past.
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Professor Howard Eichenbaum outlines some of the major brain structures involved in declarative memory.
Professor Eric Kandel discusses the importance of attention in forming declarative/explicit memories. These memories involve the hippocampus.
Professor Howard Eichenbaum explains that encoding and retrieving memories are distinct neurobiological processes.
Learning and memory are two intimately linked cognitive processes that stem from interactions with the environment (experience).
Professor Howard Eichenbaum explains that the hippocampus helps us represent items in the order in which they are experienced.
Professor Howard Eichenbaum describes the importance of single-cell recordings to memory research.
Professor Howard Eichenbaum outlines the importance of the hippocampus to learning sequences of events.
Professor Howard Eichenbaum outlines the importance of HM to memory research. Following his death in December 2008, HM's real name was revealed as Henry Gustav Molaison.
Professor Howard Eichenbaum explains that different brain structures within the medial temporal lobe support different memory processes, namely familiarity and recollection.
Professor Howard Eichenbaum discusses research indicating that the basic operations of the hippocampus are the same in humans and animals.