declarative memory

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A storage system for declarative knowledge, involving structures in the temporal lobes, especially the hippocampus. Information contained in it is acquired by a form of learning that requires conscious awareness and that occurs quickly, often in a single trial, generally involving the formation of associations among multiple stimuli. Also called explicit memory. See also ACT*, episodic memory, mirror drawing, semantic memory. Compare procedural memory.

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