Declarative memory

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Declarative memory is memory for facts that we can intentionally store for future recall. Declarative memory is often defined in opposition to procedural memory in which the brain does not get served ready memories to store. We use declarative memory when trying to remember the birthday of Copernicus. We use procedural memory when learning how to bike.

The term explicit memory is often used synonymously with declarative memory.

See: Declarative memory @Wikipedia

This glossary entry is used to explain SuperMemo, a pioneer of spaced repetition software since 1987