Which Type of Memory Do You Use Most?
In the chapter on remembering and forgetting, the author cites several different types of information that reside in memory. Episodic memories are composed of particular events that happen to someone personally. Semantic memories are essentially “general knowledge.” Procedural memory is our knowledge about how to do things, like ride a bike.
Think about these three types of memory and how you use each on an everyday basis. List a few examples of each, taken from your daily life. Which of these types of memory do you think is the most important? the least important? Explain.