How your memory works

Your memory comes in a variety of subtypes: 

  • Episodic memory: remembering events that happened, such as your wedding day.
  • Semantic memory: remembering facts like the sky is blue, or where you went to school.
  • Procedural memory: remembering how to drive your car.
  • Transactive memory: knowing where to find information. This memory is behind most of the advances in human society.

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