From knowing to remembering: The semantic-episodic distinction

Renoult, Louis ORCID:, Irish, Muireann, Moscovitch, Morris and Rugg, Michael D. (2019) From knowing to remembering: The semantic-episodic distinction. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 23 (12). pp. 1041-1057. ISSN 1364-6613

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The distinction between episodic and semantic memory was proposed in 1972 by Endel Tulving and is still of central importance in Cognitive Neuroscience today. Data obtained in the last 30 years or so, however, support the idea that the frontiers between perception and knowledge and between episodic and semantic memory are not as clear cut as previously thought, prompting a rethinking of the episodic-semantic distinction. Here, we review recent research on episodic and semantic memory, highlighting similarities between the two systems. Taken together, current behavioral, neuropsychological and neuroimaging data are compatible with the idea that episodic and semantic memory are inextricably intertwined, yet retain a measure of distinctiveness, despite the fact that their neural correlates demonstrate considerable overlap.

Item Type: Article
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
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2019 15:41
Last Modified: 06 May 2024 00:52
DOI: 10.1016/j.tics.2019.09.008


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