Memory and Learning Deficits

  • Ivar Reinvang
Part of the Applied Psycholinguistics and Communication Disorders book series (APCD)


What kinds of memory are there? According to Tulving (1982), there are at least three kinds: procedural, episodic, and semantic. Procedural memory is concerned with the performance of skills and corresponds to “knowing how.” Episodic memory is memory for events in a spati- otemporal context, whereas semantic memory is conceptual knowledge. The last two forms of memory are, in principle, different from the first because the question of veridicality can meaningfully be asked about them. You believe that you saw John in the stolen car, but is it really true? You know that all cars have wheels, but is it really so?


Serial Position Error Type Memory Span Learning Deficit Serial Position Curve 


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ivar Reinvang
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  1. 1.Sunnaas Hospital and Institute of PsychologyUniversity of OsloOsloNorway

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