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memory

(Commemoration), noun celebration, writing

memory

(Retention), noun mind, recalling, reflection
See also: hindsight, recognition, recollection, remembrance, retention, retrospect

MEMORY. Understanding; a capacity to make contracts, a will, or to commit a crime, so far as intention is necessary.
     2. Memory is sometimes employed to express the capacity of the understanding, and sometimes its power; when we speak of a retentive memory, we use it in the former sense; when of a ready memory, in the latter. Shelf. on Lun. Intr. 29, 30.
     3. Memory, in another sense, is the reputation, good or bad, which a man leaves at his death. This memory, when good, is highly prized by the relations of the deceased, and it is therefore libelous to throw a shade over the memory of the dead, when the writing has a tendency to create a breach of the peace, by inciting the friends and relations of the deceased to avenge the insult offered to the family. 4 T. R. 126; 5 Co. R. 125; Hawk. b. 1, c. 73, s. 1.

MEMORY, TIME OF. According to the English common law, which has been altered by 2 & 3 Wm. IV., c. 71, the time of memory commenced from the reign of Richard the First, A. D. 1189. 2 Bl. Com. 31.
     2. But proof of a regular usage for twenty years, not explained or contradicted, is evidence upon which many public and private rights are held, and sufficient for a jury in finding the existence of an immemorial custom or prescription. 2 Saund. 175, a, d; Peake's Ev. 336; 2 Price's R. 450; 4 Price's R. 198.

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Declarative memory--including the important subset of episodic memory that is implicated in storytelling and traditional expression in general--is centered in the hippocampus.
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That recollection of a specific moment, called episodic memory, separates people from animals--at least according to some scientists.
It tells us that something is slowing down the patient and it is not episodic memory but semantic memory," he said.
Patients who have an atypical presentation of Alzheimer's disease (AD) but nonetheless have the amyloid-beta plaques and neurofibrillary tangles of tau protein that pathologically diagnose the disease have much less hippocampal atrophy than do patients who present with the typical clinical characteristics used to diagnose AD--loss of episodic memory, executive dysfunction, visuospatial and perceptual deficits, and language dysfunction, Dr.
MEM 68626 significantly enhanced object recognition in young rats, demonstrating improvements in both acquisition and consolidation memory processes in a model of episodic memory.
For a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD), the proposed criteria would require presence of an objective confirmed episodic memory disorder plus at least one of the following: a structural abnormality, probably atrophy of the mediotemporal lobe as seen on magnetic resonance imaging; a characteristic biochemical marker obtained from cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); or functional brain impairment as seen on positron emission tomography or single photon emission computed tomography.
Researchers then tested episodic memory, varying the test conditions to make them as sensitive as possible to underlying disorder.