If you have long-term memory, it means that you can store information for an extended period. This type of memory tends to be stable and can last a long time, even years. In this article, we shall identify and describe the four types of long-term memory;
- Procedural memory
This is part of implicit long-term memory that deals with knowing how to do things. This type of memory does not require conscious thought and is not declarative. For example, knowing how to ride a bicycle involves procedural memory.
- Semantic Memory
This is part of the explicit long-term memory that deals with storing information about the world. This includes knowing the meaning of words along with general knowledge. For example, knowing that London is the capital city of English involves semantic memory.
- Episodic Memory
This is part of explicit long-term memory that deals with storing information about events such as episodes that one might have experienced in their lifespan. This type of memory involves conscious thoughts and also declarative. For example, knowing or remember our first day at school requires episodic memory.
- Emotional conditions
This type of memory only stores conditions that might have stressed or made one happy in their lifespan.