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date: 13 December 2019

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Although memory is typically defined in terms of conscious, intentional recollection of the past (explicit memory), it is clear that memory can also be expressed through unconscious changes in behavior (implicit memory). Modern research on memory has uncovered numerous differences between these forms of memory. For example, patients with anterograde amnesia exhibit dramatic impairments in explicit memory but often show little impairment on tests of implicit memory. Likewise, variations in the conditions of learning can produce very different effects on implicit and explicit tests. Finally, research on the neural underpinnings of memory indicates that these forms of memory are mediated by different parts of the brain.

Keywords: memory, implicit memory, explicit memory, amnesia

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