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Memory involves encoding, storing, retaining and subsequently recalling information and past experiences.
Implicit memory uses past experiences to remember things without thinking about them, like how to ride a bike or button a shirt.
Declarative memory, or explicit memory, consists of facts and events that can be explicitly stored and consciously recalled or "declared."
Semantic memory is the recollection of nuggets of information we have gathered from the time we are young.