Definitions, theory & research, focusing on semantic memory (facts, declarative knowledge). Coding, conceptualization, retrieval, models, forgetting.
The purpose of this paper is to present an in-depth treatment of current theory and research on human memory.... more
The purpose of this paper is to present an in-depth treatment of current theory and research on human memory. In particular, the focus of the paper is on long-term, semantic memory. The treatment begins with a basic definition and delineation of components in human memory systems. After basic terms are defined, the paper presents an explication of current theory and research on semantic memory. In this regard, information on the two basic types of theoretical models of semantic memory are delineated and discussed.
This delineation is followed by a brief review of some empirical investigations of human memory in general and semantic memory in particular, with an emphasis upon information loss or