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Conscious and intentional mem ory of previous experiences and learned information. Explicit memory for autobiographical events is generally referred to as episodic explicit memory, whereas memory for nonautobiographical information is referred to as semantic explicit memory. Semantic explicit memory includes memory for things such as historical events, facts and figures, vocabulary, and mathematics. It also includes memory for faces and names that allows us to recognize others. Coding of explicit memory depends on conceptually driven, top-down processing, during which a person makes associations to previously learned infor mation or experience. Recall of explicit memory is largely influenced by the way in which the information was originally processed. The neural structures that have been associated with explicit memory include many of the limbic structures (e.g., ...

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