Memory

memory

complex mental function having four distinct phases: (1) memorizing or learning, (2) retention, (3) recall, and (4) recognition. Clinically, it is usually subdivided into immediate, recent, and remote memory. The area of cognitive psychology that studies memory processes; he taught a graduate course on learning and memory.The cognitive processes whereby past experience is remembered; he can do it from memory; he enjoyed remembering his father.The power of retaining and recalling past experience; he had a good memory when he was younger.The recollection of past events and experiences stored from learning and instinctive behaviour.

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