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refers to one's conceptual knowledge and includes the meanings of words, factual information about the world, and other information not related to specific events or episodes

Definition contributed by Anonymous

Asserted relationships to other concepts

semantic memory
is a kind of

  • declarative memory
  • semantic memory
    is a part of

  • language
  • are a kind of
    semantic memory

    No associations
    are a part of
    semantic memory

    No associations

    Tasks that are asserted to measure semantic memory

    Task Contrast Measure

    clock drawing task
    • number of features correctly drawn

    NIH Toolbox List Sorting Working Memory Test
    • number of incorrect dimension assignments

    analogical reasoning task
    • relational complexity

    pyramids and palm trees task
    • accuracy during task minus accuracy of some baseline test (like matching)
    • accuracy of participant minus average accuracy of controls

    picture naming task
    • accuracy of participant minus average accuracy of age-matched controls

    category fluency test
    • total correct responses for all categories


    Where is the semantic system? A critical review and meta-analysis of 120 functional neuroimaging studies.
    Binder JR, Desai RH, Graves WW, Conant LL
    Cerebral cortex (New York, N.Y. : 1991) (Cereb Cortex)
    2009 Dec

    Where do you know what you know? The representation of semantic knowledge in the human brain.
    Patterson K, Nestor PJ, Rogers TT
    Nature reviews. Neuroscience (Nat Rev Neurosci)
    2007 Dec