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Semantic Memory

  • By: Simon Dennis
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

Semantic memory refers to the reservoir of concepts and propositions that you know and that are not tied to any particular time or place. So, for instance, you know that 2 + 2 = 4, or that carrots are orange, or that ...