Declarative memory in humans and animals

Declarative memory in humans and animals

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Declarative memory is usually thought of as the consciously available memory that allows a flexible use of knowledge. Both memories of ones past as well as memorized facts are part of this system in humans. Similar brain mechanisms support flexible memory systems in other animals, which have also been labeled declarative memory. However, this does not necessarily imply that these memories are consciously available to the animals.
Tags:
memory, long-term memory, memory systems, declarative memory, neuroscience, medial temporal lobe, cognitive psychology, cognitive science, animal studies, consciousness
Duration:
00:02:28