Semantic memory: Behavioral, Electrophysiological and Neuroimaging approaches

Renoult, Louis ORCID: (2016) Semantic memory: Behavioral, Electrophysiological and Neuroimaging approaches. In: In Neuroscience to Neuropsychology: The study of the human brain (Volume II). UNSPECIFIED, Colombia, pp. 57-100. ISBN 978-958-57406-8-6

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Semantic memory, also termed conceptual knowledge, is a form of declarative memory (Tulving, 1972, 1983; 2002). It is defined as general world knowledge, such as knowledge of facts, events, concepts, objects, and people. Semantic memory is generally considered to be shared among the members of a culture (but see Martinelli, Sperduti, & Piolino, 2012; Renoult, Davidson, Palombo, Moscovitch, & Levine, 2012 for recent reviews on personal forms of semantic memory). Historically, semantic memory has been tightly associated to studies of language comprehension and verbal learning. The current cognitive neuroscience approach typically recognizes this association (e.g., Patterson, 2007), while arguing that our ability to assign meaning to stimuli is not restricted or specific to language.

Item Type: Book Section
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Psychology
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Cognition, Action and Perception
Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > UEA Experimental Philosophy Group
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Date Deposited: 26 May 2016 08:35
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