Implicit memory

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Medical Definition of Implicit memory

Implicit memory: Memory characterized by a lack of conscious awareness in the act of recollection. By contrast, explicit memory requires conscious recollection of previous experience.

Implicit memory may survive largely unimpaired at the same time as a person's powers of explicit memory decline with age or are devastated in Alzheimer disease.


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Reviewed on 6/9/2016

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