Associative Memory

Associative memory describes the ability to learn and recall relationships between previously unrelated items, places, or people. A type of declarative memory, it is the memory function involved with making and remembering associations.

An example would be learning a new coworkers name. The next day when you greet them by name you are using an associative memory. Another example would be walking past a bar and remembering a friend that you had met there for the first time.

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